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The NIHR invites proposals for evaluation of the ICON programme

PRP Research call to evaluate the use of the ICON programme in its purpose to prevent instances of Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) in infants.

We are delighted that NIHR have put out this call for research to evaluate ICON. This is a superb opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of ICON in helping parents/carers cope with crying babies. It will help inform how we continue to develop and embed ICON as we strive to prevent the tragedy abusive head trauma.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Policy Research Programme (PRP) invites proposals for a single research project to design and deliver an evaluation of the ICON programme in England. ICON is a programme designed to prevent infant head trauma by helping parents and carers cope with a crying baby.

This topic can have a substantial impact on children and families and is of significant interest to policy makers and commissioners. The study offers an important opportunity to inform policy choices and decisions in this area.

For more information please visit the NIHR website