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Health Research Authority approval (19 April 2017)
This project has received Health Research Authority [HRA] approval : IRAS number 212034; REC 17/NE/0080.
Please find linked below the Approval and Favourable opinion letters. Please note that individual Trusts do not have to confirm Capability and Capacity.
Click here to download a copy of the HRA letter
17-NE-0800 Favourable Opinion PR 17.03/17
All local and intensive care neonatal units in England have been invited to participate in this project (with the option of opting out); see Letter to Neonatal units.
All amendments are registered with the HRA and Sponsor’s Research and Development Team
- Optimal place of care for preterm babies: Preliminary findings of a qualitative study of parent and clinicians’ experiences of neonatal transfer in England 17th Biennial Conference European Society for Health and Medical Sociology, Lisbon, June 2018
- Regional variation in neonatal care costs of preterm babies born between 27-31 weeks of gestation across English NHS hospitals. International Health Economics Association Conference, June 2019
- Optimising neonatal service provision for preterm babies born between 27 and 31 weeks of gestation (OPTI-PREM) using national data, qualitative research and economic analysis: a study protocol. Health Systems Research UK, Manchester March 2019
For a copy of the abstract, please contact the Chief Investigator
A progress report goes out to all UKNC leads. Our next report in due in April 2019.
Opti-Prem Progress Report July 2018