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Leeds lung screening trial celebrates third anniversary

21st December 2021

Leeds Lung Health Check, funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, is marking its third anniversary.

You can read more about the trial on the Yorkshire Cancer Research website:

https://yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk/news/life-saving-lung-screening-trial-celebrates-third-anniversary

NIHR supported study run in Yorkshire publishes COVID-19 booster data

03rd December 2021

A study (COV-BOOST) that recruited in Yorkshire and Humber has published COVID-19 booster data.

You can read more about this on the NIHR website:

https://local.nihr.ac.uk/news/nihr-supported-study-ran-in-yorkshire-and-humber-publishes-covid-19-booster-data/29471

New GP resources added to our website

01st December 2021

We have compiled some brief guidance, reminders and links to resources below which we feel would be helpful as a reference guide for research in general practice. We hope this will be helpful to practices whether they are new to research or have been participating in research for some time:

https://www.westyorksrd.nhs.uk/general-practice-research-resources

World Antimicrobial Resistance Week (WAAW) blogs

25th November 2021

Each day of WAAW we shared blog posts and highlighted papers on our website/Twitter, in collaboration with and with thanks to medicines optimisation colleagues from across the CCGs, and partners including the Academic Unit of Primary Care at the University of Leeds, and Leeds City Council:

https://www.westyorksrd.nhs.uk/blog

Wakefield Research Collaborative wins award

24th September 2021

The Wakefield research collaborative (of which general practices and Wakefield CCG are a part) has won a gold Clinical Site Team of the Year award at the 2021 Pharma Times awards.

You can read more about this on the website of one of the collaborative's partners, Spectrum Community Healthcare CIC:

https://spectrumhealth.org.uk/success-for-wakefield-research-partners-at-the-pharma-times-awards/


Deferring research registration and publication update

30th December 2021

The way that people can request to defer registration and publication for commercial sensitivity reasons is changing.

You can read more on the Health Research Authority website:

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-us/news-updates/making-uk-research-more-visible-changes-rules-deferring-research-registration-and-publication/

New COVID-19 antiviral treatment trial opens to recruitment

08th December 2021

The NIHR reports: "a first-of-its-kind clinical trial to investigate the effectiveness of new COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments - which can be safely taken at home - has begun enrolling participants today."

You can read more about this on the NIHR website:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/ground-breaking-covid-19-antiviral-treatment-trial-opens-to-recruitment/29515

HRA combined review update

02nd December 2021

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has updated its guidance for researchers and sponsors carrying out clinical trials of investigational medicinal products – or CTIMPs – using combined review:

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and-improving-research/policies-standards-legislation/clinical-trials-investigational-medicinal-products-ctimps/combined-ways-working-pilot/#webinars

The Health Research Authority turns 10

01st December 2021

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has turned 10 years old.

To mark the occasion the HRA has reflected on the last ten years on their website, whilst also looking to the future: 

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/hra-tenth-anniversary/

Chief Nursing Officer for England’s strategic plan for research

29th November 2021

The Chief Nursing Officer for England has published a strategic plan for research that sets out a policy framework for developing and investing in research activity across the NHS in partnership with others:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/making-research-matter-chief-nursing-officer-for-englands-strategic-plan-for-research/


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