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NIHR offer funding for COPD research



Do you agree with the new BTS home oxygen guidance that the 1st sampling for LTOT assessment should be a true arterial stab?

1. Yes: the inconvenience for the patient is outweighed by the fact that this will reduce prescribing home oxygen to a group of people who don’t meet the LTOT guidelines
37% (3 votes)
2. No: The CBG technique is much more patient friendly and the results obtained by capillary sampling are close enough not to make a material difference in a real life setting.
63% (5 votes)

NIHR offer funding for COPD research

The NIHR Health Technology and Assessment programme have put out a funding call, looking to fund projects concerning people with COPD. The closing date is 27 July 2011.

The NIHR has issued a call for research funding under the Clinical Trials and Evaluation stream of the Health Technology and Assessment programme.

The NIHR say that the programme is particularly interested in receiving proposals concerning people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  Please note that proposals should be written within the remit of the HTA programme. (> read about the  remit of the programme).

The guidelines for applicants state: Proposals relating to smoking cessation are welcome at any time but are not the focus of this round.

For more information about the research call and to apply go to the NIHR HTA website at: http://www.hta.ac.uk/funding/clinicaltrials/index.shtml?src=NIHR_COPD1_

The closing date for applications is 1pm on 27 July 2011.

> Go to the NIHR HTA website