Research Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) @PHE_uk @SCHARRpubhealth

School for Public Health Research
Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES) – call for applications open

A further round of SPHR’s innovative Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme (PHPES),
now operating in collaboration with Public Health England, opens on Friday 4th September

The scheme aims to help SPHR to produce high quality evidence needed by public
health practice to improve the health of the population and reduce health inequalities.
PHPES enables public health practitioners to work with members of SPHR on robust
evaluations of innovative public health projects or initiatives they are delivering. The scheme
is particularly focused on local public health initiatives, rather than projects that are part of
national programmes.

What PHPES offers
The scheme offers public health practitioners working in any sector an exciting opportunity
 Collaborate with leading population health scientists to evaluate your practice
 Gain national profile for your work
 Provide evidence on the cost-effectiveness of your work that others can use
 The possibility that your project or initiative will be replicated in other areas
What we’re looking for
We welcome applications from people working across the public health community, in the
NHS, local authority, clinical commissioning groups, screening teams and third sector
Your project or initiative can be focused on changing the environment in which people live
and work – natural, built, social, financial, regulatory and cultural, promoting healthy
individual behaviour, or both. We will also consider those aimed at improving population
health services.
To be eligible to apply you must have the support of one of SPHR’s academic members.
You should contact the member closest to you to discuss your project before submitting an
application. Contact details are provided below and on the SPHR website where you will
also find more information about PHPES. Your organisation will
also need to contribute in cash or kind to the evaluation collaboration.
To be shortlisted the project/initiative you want evaluated will need to meet the following
 Aim to improve population health and reduce health inequalities
 Have the potential to be of benefit in other parts of England
 Not have been subject to a previous rigorous evaluation in another part of the country
 Have secure funding throughout the duration of the evaluation (normally up to 2

The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 2nd October 2015. for more information

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Notes: About SPHR, The School for Public Health Research (SPHR) is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and was established in April 2012 with a budget of £20 million over five years.

SPHR is a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol, Cambridge, Exeter, UCL; The London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; the LiLaC collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster and Fuse; The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, a collaboration between Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities.

About the NIHR The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. Since its establishment in April 2006, the NIHR has transformed research in the NHS. It has increased the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public, driven faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy and developed and supported the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research. The NIHR plays a key role in the Government’s strategy for economic growth, attracting investment by the life-sciences industries through its world-class infrastructure for health research. Together, the NIHR people, programmes, centres of excellence, and systems represent the most integrated health research system in the world.

About PHE: Public Health England exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. It does this through world-class science, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and the delivery of specialist public health services. PHE is an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health. Website: Twitter: @PHE_uk Facebook:

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