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Research for Patient Benefit Programme - West Midlands Regional Advisory Committee Competition 37 Stage 2 Minutes



Research for Patient Benefit Programme

West Midlands Regional Advisory Committee Minutes of the Competition 37 Stage 2 Committee Meeting

held on Tuesday 21 May 2019 

at Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RS

In attendance:

Professor Nadine Foster (Chair)
Professor Prithwish Banerjee
Professor Matthew Brookes
Ms Lynne Carney
Dr Judith Cohen
Mr Keith Elder
Professor Barbara Fawcett
Dr Steven Marwaha
Dr Katie Morris
Dr Sara Muller
Dr Katie Newby
Dr Reuben Ogollah
Mr Thomas Pinkney
Professor Sue Read
Professor Gerry Richardson
Dr Abd Tahrani
Professor Andy Turner
Dr Jane Warwick

Mrs Nishita Nair (NIHR CCF)
Miss Yvette Arku-Nelson (NIHR CCF)
Miss Charlie Delilkan (NIHR CCF)
Mr Ben Morgan (NIHR CCF)
Miss Sabeena Subba (NIHR CCF)
Professor Sue Ziebland (Programme Director)
Dr Jo Brett (Observer – NIHR RDS South Central)
Dr Joel Glynn (Observer – NIHR RDS South West)
Dr Mandeep Sekhon (Observer – NIHR RDS London)

Apologies were received from Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam, Professor David Fitzmaurice, Dr David Terry and Dr Denise Winser.


1. Stage 2 applications considered

1.1 NIHR200461: Cell-Soothe: The feasibility and acceptability of a digital app for women who self-harm in prison

Conflicts: None

Outcome: Reject


1.2 NIHR200477: Co-developing Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services to improve the response to Family Members affected by relatives with alcohol and drug problems (IAPT-FMs)

Conflicts: Dr Steven Marwaha

Outcome: Conditional support


1.3 NIHR200510: Development and early testing of SPIRIT: (Schizophrenia Prediction of Resistance to Treatment) - a clinical tool to predict treatment resistance to anti-psychotics treatment in First Episode Schizophrenia

Conflicts: Professor Nadine Foster, Dr Sara Muller, Dr Sue Read, Dr Reuben Ogollah and Dr Judith Cohen. Dr Katie Morris assumed the chair.

Outcome: Conditional support 

1.4 NIHR200511: ENHANCEII: Enhancing resilience and parenting self-efficacy in the parents of children with disabilities or complex health needs - a feasibility study

Conflicts: None

Outcome: Reject


1.5 NIHR200577: Systematic review of published systematic reviews to assess the effectiveness of interventions to improve long-term sequelae in patients with head and neck cancer

Conflicts: Mr Thomas Pinkney

Outcome: Conditional support