The Policy Research Programme (PRP) is a national research-funding programme within the Department of Health’s Research and Development Directorate. It commissions high quality research based evidence across the full policy remit of the Department.

The PRP works alongside other research programmes in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) which commissions research for practice at the front line in the NHS, public health and social care.

Birthplace in England study will help guide women’s choices in where to give birth

The findings from the Birthplace in England study funded by the DH Policy Research Programme and the NIHR Service Delivery Organisation programme, shows that women with straightforward pregnancies can choose whether they’d like to give birth in a hospital obstetric unit, … Read more → – Birthplace in England study will help guide women’s choices in where to give birth

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Call for Applications: Informing the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s Risk Assessment on Vitamin D and Health

The Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme (PRP) invites applications in the following areas: Priority Area 1: Appropriateness of serum 25 (OH) D as a biomarker of metabolic effect. Priority Area 2: Inter-relationship between calcium intake and vitamin D requirements for … Read more → – Call for Applications: Informing the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s Risk Assessment on Vitamin D and Health

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Call for applications: Study to Review and Update the Relative Need Formulae (RNF) for Adult Social Care

The Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme invites applications to Review and Update the Relative Need Formulae (RNF) for Adult Social Care. The RNF are used to ensure an equitable distribution of resources for adult social care between Councils in … Read more → – Call for applications: Study to Review and Update the Relative Need Formulae (RNF) for Adult Social Care

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