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December advent calendar

01st December 2018

This month we will be signposting to a different useful resource each day.

You can follow our advent calendar here: 

www.westyorksrd.nhs.uk/december-2018

NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre newsletter launched

09th November 2018

The NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre has launched a newsletter that you can access through their website.

The first edition covering Autumn 2018 is now available to read: http://yhpstrc.org/newsletter/

Learning Layers project wins award

09th November 2018

At European Vocational Skills Week 2018, Bradford Districts CCG and 3 General practices across Bradford and Airedale were part of a cross-Europe project team which won an award in the VET (vocational education and training) awards.

Learning Layers was an EU-funded project in which Bradford Districts CCG and three GP practices across Bradford and Airedale took part. The project investigated informal learning in the workplace and how this can be supported by technology tools. The project won the VET research award. Congratulations to all project partners!

Leeds lung screening trial launched

06th November 2018

The Leeds Lung Health Check study will test if screening for early signs of lung cancer is a cost-effective way of saving lives. This is funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, collaborating with the University of Leeds.

To read more about the launch of this study you can visit the University of Leeds website or the Leeds Lung Health Check site: https://www.leedslunghealthcheck.nhs.uk/

New article about research data published

04th October 2018

Dr Stephen Bradley, Dr Neil Lawrence and Paul Carder (our Head of Research) have written an article that has been published in Future Healthcare Journal:

Using primary care data for health research in England – an overview.


Changes to Excess Treatment Cost process

02nd October 2018

The latest update on national changes to the Excess Treatment Cost process can be read on the National Institute for Health Research website.

Updated HRA and HCRW Statement of Activities and Schedule of Events published

21st August 2018

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has published revised Statement of Activities, Schedule of Events templates and supporting guidance.

You can find these on the HRA website: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-us/news-updates/updated-hra-and-hcrw-statement-activities-and-schedule-events-published/

NIHR Research Activity League Table

18th July 2018

As described by the National Institute for Health Research, "Each year, the Research Activity League Table is published by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), to detail research activity across all NHS trusts in England. The table provides a picture of how much clinical research is happening, where, in what types of trusts, and involving how many patients."

You can visit the NIHR website to access this year's league table.

How commissioners use research evidence - a new research highlight

29th March 2018

The National Institute for Health Research Dissemination Centre has published a new highlight focusing on the use of research evidence in commissioning. It says:

"This highlight includes studies into the behaviour of individual managers and the way in which commissioning organisations make sense of and use research information when making decisions. The findings provide some practical pointers for researchers to make their work more accessible and relevant to commissioners and managers."

You can read this on the Dissemination Centre website.

New National Standards for Public Involvement in Research launched

20th March 2018

The aim of the standards is to improve the quality and consistency of public involvement (PI) in research.

Next steps: from April 2018 to April 2019, the next stage in developing the standards is to make sure that they work in practice.

You can read about the new standards on this dedicated website.