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20/124 – Adult Community Health and Social Care services to avoid planned and unplanned hospital admissions



Supporting Information

*Please note: This document is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the on-line application form only, for example to see how many characters are accepted in each section and how the printed complete form is laid out. Please do not try to use this as an application form, you must apply using the online form available through the links available when calls are open. You should also refer to the application form guidance notes.

Anyone can submit an idea for a research topic. If you would like to suggest a topic relating to healthcare where you feel more research is needed, please send it to

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to this call via the commissioned workstream.

In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study Steering Committee and it is important that you read the TSC/SSC Guidance before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.


Call open: 18 November 2020
Call close: 1pm on 13 April 2021
Remit and competitive decision notification: late May 2021 (only if unsuccessful)
Stage 1 shortlisting decision notification: early June 2021
Stage 2 writing window: 7 June - 2 August 2021 (8 weeks)
Stage 2 funding decision notification: mid-October 2021
Suggested study start date: 1 Feb/March 2022

Please note that there is a straight-to-stage-2 call linked to this call: 

20/125: update to 2014 York CRD evidence review on interventions to reduce unplanned admissions from care home settings 

The purpose of this update is to identify any new evidence of the effects and key characteristics of interventions intended to reduce unplanned hospital admissions for people living in care home settings. This call is invitation only and therefore applicants should contact the HS&DR Programme via quoting ‘Community Care – evidence review’ for information about how to apply. Please see further information within the 20/124 commissioning brief.