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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Competition 34 Stage 1 minutes

Contents

Minutes of the Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) committee meeting to discuss stage 1 applications to competition 34.

Date and location

Meeting held 14 and 15 January 2021 via online video meeting.

In attendance

Committee

Professor Tracy Roberts (Chair) Day 1 
Professor Marian Knight (Chair) Day 2
Professor Rob Andrews (DUK)
Professor Philip Evans (DUK)
Professor Simon Heller
Professor Kate Jolly
Professor Eileen Kaner
Professor Jonathan Mant
Professor Richard Martin
Professor Richard McManus
Professor Martin Orrell
Professor George Peat
Professor Hemant Pandit
Professor Martin Rutter (DUK)
Professor Stephanie Taylor
Professor Richard Watt

Programme Director

Professor Elaine Hay

Secretariat

Mr Raj Flora (NIHR CCF)
Ms Saima Siddiqqui (NIHR CCF)
Dr Lauren Back (NIHR CCF)
Ms Saprina Harrison (NIHR CCF)
Ms Amrit Mann  (NIHR CCF)
Ms Batool Khan (NIHR CCF)
Ms Lilian Tomlinson (NIHR CCF)

Apologies

Professor Richard Martin (Day 1)

Observers

Professor Gavin Murphy
Ms Kamini Shah (Diabetes UK)
Dr Elizabeth Robertson (Diabetes UK)
Dr Emma Wilkinson (RDS EE)

Applications considered

Day 1 - 14 January 2021

NIHR202852: Developing and testing an online intervention to support self-management, improve outcomes and reduce antibiotic use in acne
Lead Applicant: Professor Miriam Santer
Conflicts: Professor Martin Orrell and Professor Simon Heller
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

Professor Simon Heller returned

NIHR202854: PrimaryBreathe: programme to develop and test a brief remote primary care intervention for chronic breathlessness
Lead Applicant: Dr Anna Spathis
Conflicts: Professor Martin Orrell and Professor Jonathan Mant
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

Professor Martin Orrell and Professor Jonathan Mant returned

NIHR202855: Development and demonstration of a Primary care ImpLementation Laboratory (PILL)
Lead Applicant: Dr Sarah Alderson
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

NIHR202857: INTEGRATE for women with pregnancy hypertension
Lead Applicant: Professor Laura Magee
Conflicts: Professor Tracy Roberts and Professor Richard McManus
Professor Marian Knight assumed the chair
Outcome:
Reject

Professor Tracy Roberts, Professor Richard McManus returned 

Professor Tracy Roberts resumed the chair 

Professor Simon Heller left the meeting

NIHR202862: EVolution of a patiEnt-REported symptom-based risk stratification sySTem to redesign the suspected Head and Neck cancer referral pathway (EVEREST-HN)
Lead Applicant: Professor Vinidh Paleri
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

NIHR202865: Digital Sleep Support for Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (The DISCA study)
Lead Applicant: Dr Catherine Hill
Conflicts: Professor Martin Orrell and Professor Eileen Kaner
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

Professor Martin Orrell and Professor Eileen Kaner returned

NIHR202867: Physical activity pathway for people with long-term conditions managed in primary care: refining the pathway and assessing feasibility, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness Acronym: Physical Activity Towards Health With Advice for You (PATHWAY)
Lead Applicant: Professor Nefyn Williams
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

NIHR202868: Understanding needs, organisational contexts and change for delivering compassionate care for homeless people across primary care and temporary accommodation
Lead Applicant: Professor Caroline Sanders
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

Day 2 - 15 January 2021

NIHR202858: Empowering WOmen to be active decision Makers in determining their treatment for Advanced ovarian Cancer: WOMAC
Lead Applicant: Professor Richard Edmondson
Conflicts: Professor Tracy Roberts and Professor Kate Jolly
Outcome: Reject

Professor Tracy Roberts and Professor Kate Jolly returned

Professor Martin Orrell left the meeting 

NIHR202853: Remission Innovation Programme Offering Sustained Total body weight reduction in newly diagnosEd Type 2 Diabetes (RIPOSTE)
Lead Applicant: Dr David Webb
Conflicts: Professor Simon Heller and Professor Gavin Murphy
Outcome: Reject
Professor Simon Heller and Professor Gavin Murphy returned

NIHR202856: Optimising remission in type 2 diabetes (OPTIMIS): co-development and cluster randomised controlled trial of an educational toolkit for promoting use and sustained engagement with a digital low carbohydrate programme in primary care
Lead Applicant: Professor Jeremy Dale
Conflicts: Professor Richard McManus
Outcome: Reject

NIHR202860: New remission care pathway: Diabetes Adaptive Weight management Network "NewDAWN"
Lead Applicant: Professor Susan Jebb
Conflicts: Professor Marian Knight, Professor Richard McManus and Professor Simon Heller
Professor Tracy Roberts assumed the chair
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

Professor Marian Knight and Professor Richard McManus returned

Professor Marian Knight resumed the chair

Ms Kamini Shah joined the meeting

NIHR202861: Improving the reach and equity, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of primary care interventions for diabetes remission
Lead Applicant: Dr Amy Ahern
Conflicts: Professor Jonathan Mant, Professor Simon Heller and Professor Martin Rutter
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2
Professor Jonathan Mant, Professor Simon Heller and Professor Martin Rutter returned

NIHR202863: North West London Early Type 2 Diabetes Remission Programme (REWIND+)
Lead Applicant: Professor Gary Frost
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

NIHR202864: REstricting Carbohydrates to End DiabetEs (RECEDE)
Lead Applicant: Professor Paul Aveyard
Conflicts: Professor Marian Knight, Professor Richard McManus and Professor Simon Heller
Professor Tracy Roberts assumed the chair
Outcome: Reject

Professor Marian Knight, Professor Richard McManus and Professor Simon Heller returned

Professor Marian Knight resumed the chair

NIHR202866: INSPIRE:INdividualiSed Programme for dIabetes REmission
Lead Applicant: Professor Rachel Batterham
Conflicts: Professor Jonathan Mant
Outcome: Reject

 


Professor Jonathan Mant returned     

Outcomes table 

Funding Committees score applications on a range of 1-10. This table displays the number of applications awarded each score in the committee meeting. No ranking within columns should be inferred. PGfAR will fund applications that score in the range of 6-10, although a score of 6-10 does not guarantee funding. In exceptional circumstances and with approval from the Programme Director, applications may be invited/funded that fall below the fundable range (scoring 1-5).

ScoreNumber of applications
9.1-10 (fundable range)
8.1-9 (fundable range) 0
7.1-8 (fundable range) 3
6.1-7 (fundable range)  3
5.1-6 (below fundable range) 2
4.1-5 (below fundable range) 6
3.1-4 (below fundable range) 2
2.1-3 (below fundable range)
1.1-2 (below fundable range)
0.1-1 (below fundable range)