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Welcome to the March news update

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Over £2 million awarded 
After the completion of two successful funding rounds, the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR) has awarded over £2 million to 51 primary care studies in the past year. 

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Nationwide study on multi-morbidity

Following School funded research at the universities of Bristol and Manchester, a new grant for a nationwide study into multi-morbidity has been awarded by the NIHR. Read more

Supporting PRIMER's ‘Patient Hack Day’ 

The NIHR School for Primary Care Research is supporting Primary Care Research in Manchester Engagement Resource’s (PRIMER) first 'Patient Hack Day' on 30 April 2014. Read more 

At the South West SAPC conference in Bristol earlier this month, 'Young researcher of the year' prize went to Sam Watts, SPCR researcher at the University of Southampton, and Alison Gregory, SPCR trainee at the University of Bristol, received one of the two best poster prizes.

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2014 Event dates

9-11 July - Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC)
25 September - SPCR trainees' annual event, St Anne's College, Oxford
26 September - SPCR showcase, Maths Institute, Oxford

10-11 November - NIHR Trainees Co-ordinating Centre training event

25-26 November - INVOLVE conference call for presentations now open

Latest news and funding from NIHR

NIHR Focus on Stroke press release

Central Commissioning Facility funding timetable for the following funding: Invention for Innovation (i4i), Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB), Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) and Programme Development Grants (PDG)

Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People NIHR call
Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme
Clinical Research Network
Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

Health Technology Assessment Programme

NIHR Change Champion training calendar