The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Public Health Research Programme are accepting expressions of interest to their Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST).
The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme wishes to facilitate the co-production of responsive research with a focus on local governments. Such research should help inform the delivery and implementation of current or future public health interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health.
The PHR Programme will contribute to this ambition through the commissioning of two Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST). Effective co-production with local authorities is fundamental to the successful working of this initiative and will result in the upskilling and utilisation of existing research skills and knowledge within local authorities. It is envisaged that this activity will complement other initiative being taken forward by the NIHR and DHSC to enable local government to become more research active.
The purpose of this call for expressions of interest is to identify two suitable teams that will undertake responsive research with a focus on local government across the UK. The teams will be commissioned by the PHR Programme for an initial three year contract.