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24/21 Impact of new or extended roles in primary and community health and social care


07 March 2024


13:00 on 25 July 2024


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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.

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 and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme is accepting stage one applications to this funding opportunity. Applicants are invited to undertake research to investigate the impact of any new and extended clinical and non-clinical roles on the delivery of primary care, community health, and social care services. The HSDR Programme is particularly interested in funding studies that aim to produce evidence about the quality of care, access to care, organisation and delivery of services.

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.


Any changes to these dates will be emailed to all Lead Applicants with an application in progress.

Stage one deadline: 1pm 25 July 2024
Notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: mid September 2024
Notification of stage one shortlisting decision: early October 2024
Stage two writing window: early October to early December 2024
Notification of stage two funding decision: early February 2025
Start date for funded studies: 1 June/1 July 2025