- The National Institute for Health Research Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme
Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) is a national, response-mode programme established in 2006 to generate high quality research for the benefit of users of the NHS in England.
It funds regionally-derived applied research projects in health services and social care. Its main purpose is to realise, through evidence, the huge potential for improving, expanding and strengthening the way that healthcare is delivered for patients, the public and the NHS.
- Programme Grants for Applied Research.
Prestigious awards of up to 2m over a period of three to five years.
- Programme Development Grant.
To enable applicants to undertake preparatory work that will position them to submit a successful Programme Grant;
- Department of Health Policy (DH) Research Programme.
Commissioned and funded by the DH to provide the evidence base for policy development on public health and social care issues.
- Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme.
Aims to provide investment in, and improved identification of, promising healthcare technologies.
- Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme.
Aims to produce rigorous and relevant evidence on the quality, access and organisation of health services, including costs and outcomes.
- Public Health Research (PHR) Programme.
Research to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health.
- Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme.
Broadly aimed at supporting ‘science driven’ studies with an expectation of substantial health gain.
- Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme.
It produces independent research about the effectiveness of different healthcare treatments and tests for those who use, manage and provide care in the NHS.