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Policy Research Programme - PRP (35-01-10) Shaping the future of the National Core Improvement Offer : An evaluation of which improvement activities work in the adult social care sector


10 January 2023


13:00 on 14 February 2023


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Supporting Information

*This document is an example of the online Standard Application Form and can be used as a template to prepare your answers. Please do not use this as an application form. You must apply using the online form in the Research Management System.

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Policy Research Programme (PRP) invites applications for a multi-phased research project. The project will aim to evaluate the implementation, impact and value for money of the strands of the national core improvement, support provided to local authorities, and to explore how best to shape improvement support in the long-run.

For more information, please consult the Research Specification for this call (linked on the left hand side).

We will be holding a webinar & Q&A session to discuss this call on Monday 23 January 2023, 3:00-4:30pm. You can sign up to this session via the registration form. We will not be able to record the session but will aim to publish the Q&A portion shortly after the event.

The submission deadline for applications is 1pm on 14 February 2023.