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22/563 Evaluating new models of care for children and young people with excess weight and related complications


21 December 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.

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The Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme wants to fund a high-quality research evaluation of a national programme of Complications from Excess Weight (CEW) clinics for children and young people.

This research aims to develop the evidence base and learn from pilot clinics in order to generate understanding of the optimal models of care for complications relating to obesity in childhood. The research should contribute to a national CEW clinic framework supporting the roll out of the programme, and to inform commissioning of services by Integrated Care Systems by 2024/2025.

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 Research Governance Guidelines 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 one deadline: 1pm on 15 March 2023
  • Notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: late April 2023
  • Notification of stage one shortlisting decision: late May 2023
  • Stage 2 writing period: June-July 2023 (8 weeks)
  • Notification of stage two funding decision: mid-October 2023
  • Start date for funded studies: December 2023


We are holding a webinar, including a presentation from NHS England, to support applications to this funding opportunity on 26 January 2023, 11:00-12:00. To register your interest in attending, please email