• The Efficiency Research Programme is an open call for innovative research ideas into system efficiency and sustainability in health and social care.
  • Between £250,000 and £500,000 is available for three to five experienced research teams for projects completed over three to five years.

The programme aims to research ideas on the new ways of thinking that generate innovative approaches to support transformational change needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of health and social care in the UK.

We support research teams to explore ways that health, or health and social care services can address the challenge of increasing efficiency and value for money, and providing more for less. In the last round we were particularly interested in supporting research with a focus on mental health or out of hospital care.

There are four key priority areas for this programme:

  • allocative efficiency: achieving a more cost-effective mix of services within health and social care services to maximise the health of the UK
  • aligning incentives: generating the greatest pull to improve efficiency and value for money
  • technology and workforce: optimising the role of technology and the workforce to improve efficiency
  • diffusion of best practice: optimising the spread and diffusion of efficient practice in health and social care services

Comments

Oluchi



May I trouble you for some clarification, please? Is the application only for researchers in the UK or can those outside the UK also apply.
Your feedback is appreciated.
Thank you and kind regards.



Miss Rebecca Clegg



Hi Oluchi

Thanks for your interest in the programme. Researchers can apply from outside the UK but their proposed research has to have relevance to the UK.

Kind regards
Rebecca Clegg



Julia



Hello,

I am an OT with no research qualifications so not elegable at this point however am wondering if this grant is offered yearly? I am considering doing my MRes and this type of grant would be exactly what I would require following this.

Thanks



Prof Peter Dolton



Is there a deadline for applications to this programme?
Are there details of how to make a funding application to be found online?

Thanks,



Miss Rebecca Clegg



Applications closed earlier this year. We list all funding opportunities on our funding page when they are open for application: http://www.health.org.uk/funding-and-fellowship-opportunities.

Thanks
Becky



Sandra



Is this call still open?



Becky



Applications are now closed for this.

We list all funding opportunities on our funding page when they are open for application: http://www.health.org.uk/funding-and-fellowship-opportunities.

Thanks
Becky



Ashleigh



Hi,
Just wondering whether you have plans to commission this call again?
Many thanks
Ashleigh



Clara Morrish



Hi Ashleigh,

I have passed on your query to the programme lead and they should be in touch via email soon.
Best wishes,
Clara
Communications team



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