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22/143 Improving services for people living with Diabetes


14 November 2022


13:00 on 15 March 2023


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Supporting Information

Please note that the Word version of the stage 1 application form is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the online 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.

The Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme, in partnership with Diabetes UK, is inviting applications to understand how services can be improved for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In particular, the programme is interested in applications which (1) look to address the challenges of delivering integrated services to support the mental health of people living with diabetes (including adults and children and young people) and (2) those that look to understand how care can be improved to help people manage their diabetes as they get older.

Research in these areas should address inequalities in access and experience of services, including intersectional differences and disadvantage. To build capacity and address geographical and other disparities in research funding and activity, we welcome partnerships between research active institutions and others less active to date, and located in geographical areas of deprivation and/or high disease burden.

The programme aims to commission high quality, well designed research which will be carried out by effective and efficient research teams, providing findings which meet the needs of NHS and Social Care managers and leaders.

In order to apply for this call you will need to carefully review the following documents:

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.


  • this is a two stage call, any changes to these dates will be emailed to all Lead Applicants with an application in progress
  • stage 1 deadline: 1pm on March 15 2023
  • notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: late April 2023
  • notification of stage 1 shortlisting decision: late May 2023
  • stage 2 writing period: June-July 2023 (8 weeks)
  • notification of stage 2 funding decision: mid-October 2023
  • start date for funded studies: 1 January/February 2024