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Training modules released as a result of the Real-D project

10th March 2021

Real-D was a project focused on making reasonable adjustments to diabetes care for people with a learning disability.

These newly launched videos are part of a four-part series of training modules created as a result of the Real-D project (University of Leeds):

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/professionals/resources/shared-practice/for-people-with-learning-disability/real-d

COVID-19: Novavax vaccine shows 89% efficacy in UK trials

29th January 2021

It has been announced that the NIHR supported Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trial, which recruited in Yorkshire and Humber, has been shown to be 89.3% effective.

The vaccine will need to be reviewed by regulators before it can be used.

You can read more about the Novavax trial, which recruited in Bradford and Leeds as well as nationally, on the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber website: 

local.nihr.ac.uk/news/nihr-supported-studies-find-novavax-covid-19-vaccine-trialled-in-yorkshire-and-humber-is-893-effective/26740

New COVID and Me Vaccine videos released

14th December 2020

The NIHR has commissioned COVID and Me - Vaccines as part of an ongoing series hoping to support all communities to understand the importance of vaccine research. These short dramas embrace inclusivity and aim to support people to be able to make informed choices about vaccinations and vaccine research. 

You can find these on the Be Part of Research website:  

https://bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk/covid-and-me-vaccines/

Be Part of COVID-19 Vaccine Research

05th November 2020

NHS researchers in Yorkshire and Humber are working together to help find a vaccine for COVID-19. We are recruiting now for the next stage of clinical trials to help find a vaccine.

Alongside local partners, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has created a new video to share information about this:

To sign up visit: https://nhs.uk/ResearchContact

Yorkshire residents urged to take part in community Coronavirus trial

22nd October 2020

Our local NIHR Clinical Research Network advises:

"Following a significant rise in the number of cases across parts of Yorkshire, residents are being urged to sign up and take part in a national priority COVID-19 clinical trial from the comfort of their own homes."

Read more about the PRINCIPLE trial here:

https://local.nihr.ac.uk/news/yorkshire-residents-urged-to-take-part-in-community-coronavirus-trial/25952


New Chief Scientific Adviser announced

19th April 2021

Professor Lucy Chappell has been appointed as the next Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care.

Professor Chappell will lead the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in this role.

You can find out more on the NIHR website:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/new-chief-scientific-adviser-and-nihr-lead-announced/27480

PRINCIPLE trial update

12th April 2021

The PRINCIPLE trial reports the corticosteroid budesonide is the first widely available, inexpensive drug found to shorten recovery time in non-hospitalised patients with COVID-19.

This trial has recruited participants in West Yorkshire.

You can read more on the trial website:

https://www.principletrial.org/news/asthma-drug-budesonide-shortens-recovery-time-in-non-hospitalised-patients-with-covid-19

NIHR Primary Care Research Strategy Published

25th March 2021

The NIHR has released a new research strategy that focuses on research taking place in primary care.

The strategy "describes the direction for expanding research activity in Primary Care settings and how this is to be achieved through both concerted work within the NIHR Clinical Research Network and through its links with the wider NIHR and key organisations infuencing the Primary Care landscape."

You can read this in full on the NHS R&D Forum website.

New guidance: The future of UK clinical research delivery

23rd March 2021

New guidance released today -

Saving and improving lives: the future of UK clinical research delivery

You can read this online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-future-of-uk-clinical-research-delivery 

Fast-track review of clinical trials announcement

23rd March 2021

The Health Research Authority’s new service offering a 50% faster research ethics committee review for non-COVID clinical trials in the UK is set to continue.

Find out more on the HRA website: 

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-us/news-updates/fast-track-review-clinical-trials-non-covid-19-research-continue/