For health professionals research has a really important role in supporting evidence-based decision making and treatments. We are gathering information on our website that has arisen from research studies which have taken place in our area. This is a developing resource which will grow over time. We also provide links to accessing published evidence and research findings, many of which you may have access to through your NHS organisation or academic institution.
How we can help
Information about trials closed to recruitment, including findings of research studies, will be shared on our website under Trials Closed to Recruitment.
You can access our repository here. Through our repository you can also access information about how to find and understand evidence reports.
We feed into various newsletters, including those received directly by commissioners and health professionals. Please contact us if you would like to contribute information to these newsletters to raise awareness about research related activity.
We also produce our own twice yearly newsletters aimed at anyone with an interest in NHS research:
You can find information about events here, including events where research findings are shared and discussed.
We hold twice yearly themed evidence events, where research findings are shared directly with commissioners and clinicians. You can read about our most recent events below:
If you would like to be informed about future events please contact us.
Our last event took place in October 2018 with the theme of earlier diagnosis of cancer. Presentations from this event will be shared on our website soon.
Practice Protected Time
We regularly hold stands at commissioner-led practice protected time events. We use these events as opportunities to engage directly with primary care professionals in our area, sharing information about the work we do and local research activity.
If you see our team at one of these events then please do feel free to approach us with any questions you have about NHS research or to share and discuss your own experiences of taking part in research in the area. Your feedback will help us to ensure that we respond to your needs, providing information that you will find valuable and pertinent. We also hope to help to address any barriers that may be preventing you from becoming engaged with research.
Research Network Meetings
Research Network Meetings are open to attendance by practice managers, general practitioners and any general practice staff members with an interest in research. These sessions include presentations given by researchers about studies taking place across locally.
These meetings begin with a meet and greet session where research professionals can network over a buffet lunch. This is followed by presentations by academics sharing information about upcoming projects, studies open for recruitment, or research study findings. We aim to provide an opportunity for the discussion of potential research ideas in their early stages, so as to enable the troubleshooting of issues that may arise in relation to the practicalities of delivering a research project in a primary care setting; this feedback can then be taken into account during the initial stages of a project's development. These meetings are also a chance for study teams to thank those who have taken part in a study whilst sharing study findings, and for primary care staff members to ask any questions they have about research in the area.
Our colleagues from the Clinical Research Network: Yorkshire & Humber Division 5 are often present at these meetings, providing further opportunities for collaboration between the National Institute for Health Research, commissioners, research academics and healthcare professionals. There is always time set aside for any questions or discussion around the topics presented, where we share our experiences of research in primary care and learn from each other.
To register interest in attending future network meetings please contact our Research Engagement Officer.