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BTHFT announced as host of new PRC

22nd May 2020

"NHS patients will benefit from easier access to clinical research opportunities, following a £7 million gov't investment in five new Patient Recruitment Centres (PRCs) for late-phase commercial clinical research, at NHS hospitals across England," says the National Institute for Health Research. You can read more on their website: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/new-patient-recruitment-centres-to-improve-patient-access-to-commercial-clinical-research-across-england/24906

One of the PRCs will be based locally at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Watch this video to find out more, and follow @CityOfResearch on Twitter to stay updated.

Leeds patient first in the world to be recruited to new COVID-19 trial

20th May 2020

The first person in the world to be recruited to a new global COVID-19 study has been recruited in Leeds.

Read more at LeedsLive: https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/news/leeds-news/leeds-patient-first-world-test-18281751

Yorkshire ranked second for number of people in cancer research trials

20th May 2020

"Yorkshire ranked second out of 15 local Clinical Research Networks in England for the number of people taking part in clinical trials."

Read about this in the Yorkshire Post:


The report also lists the Leeds Lung Health Check study as the third largest cancer clinical trial in England.

COVID-19 trial launches in primary care

14th May 2020

The Yorkshire Post has shared a list of GP practices that have signed up to take part in the PRINCIPLE study (a study into COVID-19) across our region.

Read more on their website.

Read more about the PRINCIPLE trial on the website of the University of Oxford's primary care clinical trials unit:


ASPIRE study final report published

03rd April 2020

The final report of the ASPIRE research programme is now published online.

Led by the Academic Unit of Primary Care at the University of Leeds, the ASPIRE study team developed and evaluated packages to support implementation of research evidence in general practice.

You can access this report at the NIHR Journals Library:


HRA update - new online submission of amendments

29th May 2020

The HRA has advised: "Online submission of amendments and a new amendment tool will go live across the UK on Tuesday 2nd June 2020. These new processes for handling amendments are part of our ongoing programme to improve services for applicants."

To find out more visit their website:


HRA COVID-19 updates

28th May 2020

"To ensure COVID-19 research can start as quickly as possible, the Health Research Authority and the devolved administrations are using a fast-track process to review new studies and amendments to existing studies, often within a few days of application."

Stay in the know about developments by continuing to check the HRA website: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/

Framework for the restart of health research

21st May 2020

The NIHR has set out a framework for the restart of health research that has been paused as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

You can find this on their website: 


International Clinical Trials Day

20th May 2020

International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated on 20th May each year.

Find out more about this and how you can take part in research by visiting the NIHR website:


COVID-19 and BAME communities

18th May 2020

The Be Part of Research website has been updated to include a section on the importance of BAME communities being represented in COVID-19 research.

Read about this here: https://bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk/COVID-19-Research/COVID-19-for-BAME-communities/