Following a useful and enjoyable couple of days at the LARIA Annual Conference last week, the NIHR PHR Programme would like to give you another opportunity to find out more about the NIHR PHR Programme and how to keep in touch.

The NIHR PHR Programme evaluates public health interventions, providing new knowledge on the benefits, costs, acceptability and wider impacts of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health. The scope of the programme is multi-disciplinary and broad, covering a range of interventions that improve public health.

Funded projects have included:

  • examining whether regeneration programmes improve public health and reduce health inequalities
  • assessing interventions that encourage healthy eating among school children

Funding opportunities
The commissioned workstream welcomes proposals in response to specific research questions prioritised for their public health importance. The NIHR PHR Programme currently have three topics open for applications.

The researcher-led workstream accepts proposals on any topic falling within the remit of the programme. In addition to current open-topic researcher-led funding opportunities, the NIHR PHR Programme are currently encouraging applications to evaluate public health interventions by using pre-existing data. Many organisations collect large amounts of varying data. While the primary reason for this may be to inform local service planning, it could have the potential to improve public health and reduce health inequalities.

If you think you could help answer a public health question using existing data, the NIHR PHR Programme would be pleased to hear from you. Studies focused on record linkage would be particularly welcome.

Keep in touch!
To stay up to date with the latest news and funding opportunities, please subscribe to the NIHR PHR Programme mailing list.

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For more information about the PHR Programme you can call them on 023 8059 9697 or email

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