A fellowship to examine how primary care can work in homes during the Covid-19 pandemic
- Do not think of your project as purely Covid-19 related; aim for wider exploration of the relationship between primary care and care homes
- Anticipate elements that need addressing in the research plan, such as ethical aspects, unusual design components
- Previous experience working in collaboration with health and care providers should be highlighted
- Personal development is a component of the fellowship so be frank in your description of your work and career aims
- A strong statement of support from your host organisation can make a big difference
Launched in 2018 after a competition to run a health improvement research institute, The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute has already run two grant schemes addressing the Covid-19 pandemic. For its third, run in collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners, the institute is looking for a researcher to lead a study “aimed at co-producing a vision for high-quality primary care for people who live in care homes and a theory of change for how it might be achieved within current structures and resources”.