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Call to Directors of Public Health and Public Health Teams from the NIHR

Katerina Charalambous | 6 May

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) are asking Directors of Public Health to submit an expression of interest to identify specific initiatives within their localities that will benefit from research or evaluation input.The shortlisted Expressions of Interest will be given to for Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST) to co-produce research into. Examples of initiatives currently being evaluated can be found via  here .


This call for research happens twice per year and feeds the PHIRST academic teams that NIHR fund. The process of proposing an initiative is deliberately kept simple with an online form. The deadline is 1pm on 12th September 2022.


A webinar is being held on May 26 where the NIHR Team will provide background and practical details of the application process for local authority initiatives . To book your place, please click here.

Public health ringfenced grant 2022 to 2023: local authority circular

Giusy Agyekum | 7 February

In 2022 to 2023, the total public health grant to local authorities will be £3.417 billion. The grant will be ringfenced for use on public health functions. This may include public health challenges arising directly or indirectly from COVID-19.