Research on round the clock healthcare


Research on round the clock healthcare

This call invites researchers to address gaps in knowledge on how best to deliver NHS care around the clock to patients.

Research Opportunity: The Organisation and Delivery of 24/7 Healthcare

Reference number: RDD_99

Deadline date:13/09/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of applications.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: National Institute for Health Research on behalf of the Department of Health


Description of the contract

This call invites researchers to address gaps in knowledge on how best to deliver NHS care around the clock to patients. This includes important questions on the patterns of current services and the impact of extending hours on patients and quality of care, staffing and staff deployment, organisational culture and costs. Four particular research gaps have been identified, but other relevant proposals on the organisation and delivery of 24/7 will be considered. Of the four identified knowledge gaps, three cover all settings recognising the interrelated nature of many services (for instance, the relationship between extended practice opening hours and use of emergency departments). However, one area is focused particularly on acute settings, in evaluating models of care for night and weekend working in hospitals.


Classification of the contract

73110000 Research services

85100000 Health services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 6 Months


Who to contact

Contact name NETSCC-HS&DR

Organisation name NETSCC-HS&DR

Address Alpha House, Enterprise Road, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7NS

Telephone +44(0)23 8059 4304

Extension number:

Fax +44(0)23 8059 5639

Web address


How to apply

Please refer to the application process and guidance notes available at:

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