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Novavax findings published

01st July 2021

Findings from the NIHR-supported Novavax phase 3 trial have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Novavax recruited participants in Bradford and Leeds and was supported by many local partners.

You can read this paper online:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2107659

Implementation guide launched

01st July 2021

A new implementation guide was today launched at the annual Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) conference.

This guide is based upon a major research programme, Action to Support Practices Implementing Research Evidence (ASPIRE). The research was funded by the NIHR, led by the University of Leeds and brought together collaborators including the West Yorkshire clinical commissioning groups, patients and the public, and representatives from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE).

Over 200 general practices from West Yorkshire took part in the research programme.

You can use this now by visiting:

www.westyorksrd.nhs.uk/implementation

Bradford launches City of Research

20th May 2021

To mark International Clinical Trials Day, a new City of Research campaign has been launched to encourage volunteers from across Bradford, Airedale and Craven to sign up to take part in research.

Visit the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website to find out more.

The new City of Research website can be found at: https://cityofresearch.org/

World first COVID-19 booster study launches in Yorkshire and Humber

20th May 2021

The Cov-Boost study will be run in Bradford and Leeds.

You can read about this on the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network website:

https://local.nihr.ac.uk/news/world-first-covid-19-booster-study-launches-in-yorkshire-and-humber/27724

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


New government implementation plan published

23rd June 2021

Following the publication of Saving and Improving Lives: The Future of UK Clinical Research Delivery the government has set out "the first phase of activity to ensure research will have better health outcomes and allow more patients to be involved in, and benefit from, research of relevance to them."

You can read more about this on the gov.uk website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/64-million-funding-to-back-uk-wide-plan-to-strengthen-clinical-research-delivery

Red4Research Day celebrated nationally

21st June 2021

On 18th June people across the nation celebrated the valuable contributions that have been made to research this year.

You can visit the Red4Research and RedforResearch tags on Twitter to read more.

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.


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