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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.

We're moving

27th September 2018

We're saying goodbye to Douglas Mill in October.

From 23rd October 2018 we'll be based in Scorex House in Bradford city centre.

If you’d like to meet up to discuss your project please do get in touch.

Yorkshire and Humber PSTRC research priorities

10th August 2018

The NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC) is collecting research priorities.

If you'd like to take up this opportunity to help set PSTRC's future patient safety research priorities, the survey (3 questions) can be found here:


JDR research volunteers reach 10,000

26th July 2018

Data released this month suggests that over 10,000 study participants have been involved in dementia research thanks to the Join Dementia Research.

Find out more in the Yorkshire and Humber CRN's latest Join Dementia Research update.

NIHR League Table Released

18th July 2018

New figures from the National Institute for Health Research show that over 80,000 people signed up to NHS research in Yorkshire and Humber in 2017/18.

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

On their website our local Clinical Research Network has celebrated local successes. Congratulations have been given to Harrogate and Rural District CCG, who came fourth nationally for increase in number of studies, from 6 in 2016/17 to 16 in 2017/18. Our local CRN reports that this rise puts them second nationally for percentage increase.

You can read more on our local CRN's website: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/more-than-80000-sign-up-to-nhs-research-in-yorkshire-and-humber-in-201718/8863

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.