Funding awarded to support ideas for patient-based research

  • 29 March 2019


We are pleased to announce that we have awarded over £40,000 in Research Capability Funding to support local researchers in developing ideas for patient-based research in primary care.

Our Clinical Effectiveness & Research Team receives Research Capability Funding from the National Institute for Health Research on an annual basis. The team is then able to award Research Capability Funding grants to researchers to give them the time to write up their projects to submit for funding. If they are successful, the National Institute for Health Research will provide larger grants to carry out the research.

The four research proposals we have awarded funding to are:

  • 'Learning from experience: supporting older adult survivors of domestic violence and abuse to reduce impacts on their health and wellbeing.' Dr Melanie Chalder & Dr Alison Gregory from the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol 
  • ‘Does an intervention to improve the identification of patients in the last year of life increase advanced care planning for patients in comparison to usual practice?’ Kim Kirby, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England
  • ‘Laboratory testing in chronic disease management in primary care.’ Dr Katharine Alsop from the Nightingale Valley Practice, Brislington.
  • ‘Development of a measurable outcomes for parental/carer behaviour change relating to home safety.’ Dr Toity Deave, Centre for Academic Child Health, University of the West of England

Dr Jo Hartland, Head of Research and Evidence at the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG, said: 

We are delighted to be able to award Research Capability Funding to these four projects. They all hold real potential for patient benefit and we hope that the funding will enable them all to develop great proposals to the National Institute for Health Research.