Priority Round 1 is about the implementation of dementia research into clinical practice and care in various settings, such as hospitals, community, aged care facilities and general practice. Applications addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health are encouraged, as are applications targeted at regional and remote community health.
The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) is part of the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative and will target, co-ordinate and translate the Australian research effort in dementia.
NHMRC has allocated funding to support a small number of grants under the Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme Priority Round One (PR1). PR1 is focused on the effective implementation of dementia research into improving clinical practice and care, as highlighted in the Clinical Practice Guidelines and Principles of Care for People with Dementia in Australia (the Guidelines). The Guidelines were developed by the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre.
The objective of PR1 is to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers through increasing the quality of care. This includes identifying effective ways of ensuring that dementia care research is implemented in various settings, such as hospitals, community, aged care facilities and general practice. Applications addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health are encouraged, as are applications targeted at regional and remote community health.
PR1 will support applications that focus on implementing dementia research into clinical practice and care. Applications should focus on translation and implementation of research into care for people living with dementia. Applications are encouraged that focus on translating into practice one or more of the Clinical Practice Guidelines and Principles of Care for People with Dementia in Australia.
In particular, the funded teams’ research outcomes could include:
- Informing measurement and achievement of improved dementia care
- Building capacity in a variety of translational and practice settings
- Informing on the costs of different implementation approaches
- Guiding the most appropriate method for future implementation efforts
- Improving experience and outcomes for people with dementia and carers in all care settings (including hospitals)
- Informing future updates of the Guidelines
- Publishing strategies that enhance or enable uptake of the Guidelines
Funding outcomes were announced by the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, on 31 July 2017.