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
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
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