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Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) - Minutes of the PGfAR Competition 34 Stage 1

 

Contents

Meeting

PGfAR Competition 34 Stage 1

14 and 15 January 2021 via online video meeting

Present Members 

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)

 

PGfAR applications to be considered

Day 1 - 14 January 2021

 

  1. 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
  2. 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

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

  4. 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

  5. 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 

  6. 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

  7. 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 

  8. 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

 

  1. 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 
  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

  7. 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

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

     

    Outcomes table

    This table displays the average score for each application that was assessed in the Stage 1 committee meeting, and excludes any applications which were rejected during the scrutiny process. The PGfAR fundable range is 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 which fall below the fundable range.

     

      Fundable range Below fundable range
    Score 9.1 - 10 8.1 - 9 7.1 - 8 6.1 - 7 5.1 - 6 4.1 - 5 3.1 - 4 2.1 - 3 1.1 - 2 0.1 - 1
    Stage 1