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Research for Patient Benefit - Competition 45 Stage 2 and Competition 46 Stage 1 Minutes, South West

Published

12 April 2022

Version

1 - April 2022

Contents

Minutes for the Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme South West Regional Advisory Committee meeting to discuss Stage 2 applications to competition 45 and Stage 1 applications to competition 46.

Date and Location

Friday 28 January 2022

In attendance

Committee members

Professor Robert Hinchliffe
Dr Rebecca Abbott
Dr Matthew Booker
Ms Ailsa Cameron
Dr Ashwin Dhanda
Dr Sean Ewings
Professor Jenny Freeman (Stage 2 only)
Professor William Henley
Dr Elsa Marques
Dr Susie Pearce
Mr Philip Ruthen
Dr Jenny Scott

Secretariat

Mr Simon Goodwin (NIHR CCF)
Dr Jennie Hejdenberg (NIHR CCF)
Ms Sylvia McKelvie (NIHR CCF)
Ms Sadika Aktar (NIHR CCF)
Ms Nikolett Jozsika (NIHR CCF)
Professor Sue Ziebland (Programme Director)

Observers

Dr Annie Hawton (RDS - SW)
Dr Wendy Clyne (RDS - SW)
Dr Barbora Silarova (Schools)
Miss Kate Gridley (Schools)

Apologies

Apologies were received from Ms Rosemary Whitehurst, Associate Professor Edward Carlton, and Professor Antonieta Medina-Lara

Competition 45 stage 2 applications considered

1.1  NIHR203595: Primary Care Nurse Delivered Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia – Feasibility Study

Conflicts: None

Final outcome: Reject

1.2  NIHR203632: Reducing SteatOsis Prior to Liver Resection (RESOLVE) - A feasibility multi-centre randomised controlled trial to test if a pre-operative two-week very low-calorie diet with dietitian education and support reduces intra-operative blood loss and improves post-operative outcomes following liver surgery, compared with a control group

Conflicts: Dr Ashwin Dhanda, Professor Jennifer Freeman left the room

Final outcome: Conditional support

1.3  NIHR203605: AIM2Change: Helping Adolescents to increase their Intrinsic Motivation to change weight

Conflicts: Dr Elsa Marques, Ms Ailsa Cameron, Dr Sean Ewings left the room

Final outcome: Conditional support

1.4  NIHR203637: Image guided laparoscopic liver resection: a feasibility randomised controlled trial

Conflicts: None

Final outcome: Conditional support

1.5  NIHR203603: Online cognitive training for people with cognitive impairment following SARS-CoV-2 infection: A randomised controlled clinical trial

Conflicts: Professor William Henley, Dr Rebecca Abbott left the room

Final outcome: Conditional Support

1.6  NIHR203555: Understanding the associations and early effects of Word Finding Difficulties in memory clinic patients on critical heath outcome measures (The DENOTE Study)

Conflicts: None

Final outcome: Reject

1.7  NIHR203536: Parenting course for parents of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) versus waitlist: a randomised controlled feasibility study of the SPECIFIC (Salford Parents and carers’ Education Course for Improvements in Fasd outcomes In Children) Programme 

Conflicts: None

Final outcome: Conditional Support

Competition 46 stage 1 applications considered

2.1  NIHR204085: Investigating the experiences and management of individuals with failing kidney transplants: preparation for a randomised controlled trial

Conflicts: Dr Elsa Marques, Dr Matthew Booker left the room

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2

2.2  NIHR204132: Uncontrolled Donation after Circulatory Death - a Tier 3 Development Study

Conflicts: None

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2

2.3.  NIHR204019: A tailored rehabilitation package to support return to work after knee replacement: intervention development

Conflicts: Professor Robert Hinchcliffe, Dr Elsa Marques, Dr Matthew Booker left the room

Outcome: Reject

2.4  NIHR204097: The ‘Group Education and Treatment with Enhanced Support and Technology’ intervention for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) to improve adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy: is the ‘GrEaTEST-OSA’ intervention acceptable to patients and feasible?

Conflicts: None

Outcome: Reject

2.5  NIHR204111: Feasibility of running a Virtual Reality body image training (VR-BIT) study: Retraining the perceptual boundary for thin/fat bodies in women with eating disorders

Conflicts: None

Outcome: Reject

2.6  NIHR204063: Improving equity of access to, and quality of, the discharge medicines service in community pharmacy (the EQQUAL study)

Conflicts: None

Outcome: Reject

2.7  NIHR204066: Primary mental healthcare in Northern England: working towards equitable services for ethnically diverse populations

Conflicts: None

Outcome: Reject

2.8  NIHR204046: Understanding the impact of, treatment, and support needs for open fracture trauma in children (5-18yrs)

Conflicts: Professor Robert Hinchcliffe, Dr Elsa Marques left the room. Dr Rebecca Abbott assumed the Chair

Outcome: Reject

2.9  NIHR204056: Feasibility of a clinical efficacy trial of a new intervention to restore movement after stroke: the Mollii suit

Conflicts: Dr Sean Ewings left the room

Outcome: Reject

2.10 NIHR204122: Development of a Patient-Centred Core Outcome Set for the Treatment of Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries (HaFTI-COS)

Conflicts: None

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2

2.11 NIHR204064: Investigating proof-of-concept for the U-PED3 walking rehabilitation device in people with stroke: a prospective, longitudinal, repeated measures study

Conflicts: None

Outcome: Reject

Outcomes tables

The tables below display the mean score for each application that was assessed in the regional assessment committee meeting, and excludes applications which were rejected during the scrutiny and triage processes. The number of applications receiving each mean score are listed. The RfPB fundable range is 6-10, although a score of 6-10 does not guarantee funding or an invitation to Stage 2. In exceptional circumstances and with approval from the Programme Director, applications may be invited/funded which fall below the fundable range.

In exceptional circumstances, applications which fall below the fundable range may be invited to Stage 2 or recommended for funding by the Committee. The Programme Director reviews in detail any applications recommended for funding with a score below 7.

Competition 46 stage 1

ScoreRangeNumber of applications
9.0 - 10.0 Invited 0
8.0 - 8.9 Invited 0
7.0 - 7.9 Invited 1
6.0 - 6.9 Invited 2
5.0 - 5.9 Rejected 4
4.0 - 4.9 Rejected 4
3.0 - 3.9 Rejected 0
2.0 - 2.9 Rejected 0
1.0 - 1.9 Rejected 0

Competition 45 stage 2

ScoreRangeNumber of applications
9.0 - 10.0 Fundable 0
8.0 - 8.9 Fundable 0
7.0 - 7.9 Fundable 5
6.0 - 6.9 Fundable 0
5.0 - 5.9 Rejected 0
4.0 - 4.9 Rejected 2
3.0 - 3.9 Rejected 0
2.0 - 2.9 Rejected 0
1.0 - 1.9 Rejected 0