The COVID-19 pandemic has caused rapid changes in the way people with epilepsy manage their condition and how health services are able to provide support for assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Technology and remote consultations during routine and emergency care are being used more than ever before.

In response to this, Epilepsy Research UK is issuing an urgent call for health services research that will generate high-quality evidence that informs future delivery, quality, cost, or access of care for people with epilepsy. Central to this call, is understanding the acceptability of innovations to people with epilepsy.

Many people will have tried something new related to their epilepsy, either because the way services are being offered has changed or something around their own self-management they’ve decided to try themselves. This funding from ERUK is to help the good stuff stick.
Dr James Pickett, Director of Research and Innovation

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of Experts by Experience – people with direct personal experience of epilepsy. This will help to ensure that the knowledge, expertise, and views of people with epilepsy and their families are considered during the funding process.

Applications are welcomed for health services research in service delivery, self-management, and personalising services. The scope of the call is broad and other areas of need may be identified by applicants. We are seeking proposals that are evaluating innovations, technologies or services that are ‘live’ in the real world or would soon be rapidly deployed.

THIS CALL WILL CLOSE AT 4PM ON 12TH AUGUST 2020

More information and application details here

Please direct any enquiries to Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett, Research & Policy Manager, Epilepsy Research UK (Email: [email protected]) 
 
The ERUK annual grant round will open shortly. We’ll be in touch soon with further details.