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Research for Patient Benefit Programme - West Midlands Regional Advisory Committee Competition 38 Stage 1 Minutes



Research for Patient Benefit Programme

West Midlands Regional Advisory Committee Minutes of the Competition 38 Stage 1 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 1 applications considered

1.1 NIHR200729: Delivering genomic sequencing in clinical practice: a patient-centred evaluation of the new NHS Genomic Medicine Service

Conflicts: None

Outcome: Reject

1.2 NIHR200732: CONTAIN: Reducing adverse consequences and improving patients’ experiences of isolation to CONTAIN infection: a feasibility study and exploratory economic analysis of co-designed interventions

Conflicts: Dr Gerry Richardson

Outcome: Reject


1.3 NIHR200733: An illness narrative intervention supporting psychological well-being in cancer

Conflicts: Dr Katie Morris

Outcome: Reject


1.4 NIHR200749: Adapting a domestic abuse identification and referral intervention for use in an English health visiting service: a mixed-method feasibility study

Conflicts: Dr Katie Morris

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2


1.5 NIHR200770: What intervention components are effective in improving work-related outcomes in those with long-term conditions: systematic component mapping and evidence synthesis

Conflicts: Professor Nadine Foster, Dr Reuben Ogollah, Mr Thomas Pinkney and Dr Katie Morris. Dr Judith Cohen assumed the chair.

Outcome: Reject


1.6 NIHR200772: Weight changes, cardio-metabolic risks and mortality in patients with hyperthyroidism; all-cohort natural history and comparison of treatment effects in a CPRD-HES linked study

Conflicts: Dr Jane Warwick, Mr Thomas Pinkney, Dr Katie Morris and Dr Abd Tahrani

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2


1.7 NIHR200776: A feasibility randomised controlled trial of a prehabilitation intervention in frail older people undergoing total hip or knee replacement

Conflicts: Professor Nadine Foster. Dr Gerry Richardson assumed the chair.

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2 


1.8 NIHR200778: The experiences and perceptions of older people, their carers and their general practice teams in using a ‘telephone first’ approach for access to appointments: a qualitative study

Conflicts: Dr Jane Warwick and Dr Steven Marwaha

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2


1.9 NIHR200786: A feasibility study for developing a cluster randomised controlled trial of preventing urinary retention following hip and knee surgery: the post-operative recovery study (PORS)

Conflicts: Professor Nadine Foster, Dr Jane Warwick and Mr Thomas Pinkney. Dr Gerry Richardson assumed the chair.

Outcome: Reject


1.10 NIHR200789: Development and validation of a classification tool to support the diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia in primary care

Conflicts: Professor Nadine Foster and Dr Jane Warwick. Dr Judith Cohen assumed the chair.

Outcome: Reject


1.11 NIHR200790: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Cardiac Arrhythmias - an observational study using Reveal LINQ

Conflicts: Dr Abd tahrani and Professor Prithwish Banerjee

Outcome: Reject