Open Call for Proposals on Digital Health

Open call for proposals

Here at FAST Healthcare NetworksPlus we are pleased to announce an open call for proposals for anyone interested in digital health, in particular remote monitoring and self-management.

Healthcare delivery is changing rapidly.  Current NHS patterns of provision are now thought to be unsustainable and policy makers call for radical transformation. Such transformation is likely to include the use of digital technologies acting as enabling technologies that can lead to changes in care pathways, the transfer of care from hospital settings to the community and even to patients’ homes. More care will be provided outside the traditional healthcare settings but these ‘digitally enabled’ changes in patient pathways will require considerable re-engineering as well as re-training of healthcare staff. Based on the results of a workshop organised by the EPSRC FAST Heathcare NetworksPlus, a roadmap for engineering and physical sciences research to address digital health opportunities to improve remote monitoring and self-management has been produced.

The aim of this Call is to build new research collaborations across disciplines and organisations which address the specific Roadmap for Digital Health Research which the FAST NetworksPlus has produced.  This should lead on to a more substantial research programme which enhances research in the UK that aligns with the EPSRC’s Healthcare Technologies Theme.

Awards are limited to a maximum of £40,000 (based on a funding rate of 80% of full economic cost) and should last no more than 12 months.  It is expected that typical proposals will be for a duration of around 6 months, and the Management Committee expect to make up to two awards.

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