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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW)

25th November 2022

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is celebrated from 18th-24th November every year. This year's theme is Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together. In this blog Dr Tasneem Khan shares information about antimicrobial stewardship and the Lowering AntiMicrobial Prescribing (LAMP) campaign.

A new video about antibiotic resistance has been developed in partnership with the NHS West Yorkshire ICB. The video outlines what people can do to make sure antibiotics keep working for everyone, and it is hoped this message will be shared widely.

You can follow #WAAW2022 on Twitter for the latest World Antimicrobial Awareness Week posts and updates.

Yorkshire and Humber Region awarded funding for research collaboration

14th October 2022

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has announced funding for six Patient Safety Research Collaborations across England, including the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Research Collaboration (PSRC).

You can read more online:


NIHR shares annual statistics

08th July 2022

The NIHR has shared annual statistics showing a high level of research engagement across the country. Read more: 


Locally, over 120,000 people took part in health and care research in Yorkshire and Humber last year. Read more:


Local GP and researcher featured on The One Show

24th May 2022

Local GP and University of Leeds based academic Dr Sarah Alderson was on The One Show this week talking about the Campaign to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (CROP).

You can see this three minutes into the episode: link

Bradford City of Research launched

20th May 2022

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

Read more at the Telegraph and Argus website:

Bradford launches ambitious new City of Research campaign

Be Part of COVID-19 Vaccine Research

05th November 2020

NHS researchers in Yorkshire and Humber are working together to help find a vaccine for COVID-19. We are recruiting now for the next stage of clinical trials to help find a vaccine.

Alongside local partners, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has created a new video to share information about this:

To sign up visit: https://nhs.uk/ResearchContact

PRINCIPLE trial update

27th October 2020

The PRINCIPLE trial has recruited over 1300 people so far and is still looking for participants.

The trial aims to find treatments for COVID-19.

To find out how you can get involved please visit the study website: https://www.principletrial.org/participants/how-to-join-the-trial

National update about student research

27th October 2020

The Health Research Authority has released the following information:

"A pause on health and social care research projects for educational purposes has been extended until September 2021.

The decision is in line with national priorities for NHS/HSC to support COVID-19 studies and the restart of clinical trials, and recognises the continuing pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision has been taken in collaboration with partners in the devolved administrations.

We are not reviewing applications for individual undergraduate and master’s student research projects until September 2021."

Find out more, including information about other ways to gain experience of health and social care research, at the Health Research Authority website: 


Open Access Policy Review

26th October 2020

The National Institute for Health Research is reviewing the NIHR open access policy for peer-reviewed research publications and is seeking views.

There are still two weeks left to share your thoughts; the deadline for is 10th November 2020.

Find out more and share your views here: 


Research Ethics Committee (REC) positions available

19th October 2020

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has launched a campaign to recruit more Research Ethics Committee members. The HRA is looking people who are passionate about health and social care research to review applications for research studies. 

Find out more at the HRA website: 


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