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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

National research update

16th October 2020

The NIHR has issued a fourth update on the implementation of the Restart Framework.

Read more on the NIHR website:


NIHR guidance released

12th October 2020

The NIHR has issued guidance to protect both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 research during a ‘second wave’ of high COVID-19 activity.

Read more on the NIHR website:


SAPC internship opportunity

07th October 2020

SAPC, working in partnership with SPCR and RCGP, is looking to appoint to two paid internships to support the SAPC-RCGP WISE GP programme.

Find out more and apply here:



COVID-19 vaccine taskforce podcast launched

01st September 2020

A podcast has been launched by the COVID-19 vaccine taskforce.

Episodes 1 and 2 of 'COVID-19: The Search for a Vaccine' are already available.

Find out more.

100,000 volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccine Registry

17th August 2020

100,000 people have signed up to the COVID-19 vaccine registry in its first month. Thousands of those who have volunteered are people in Yorkshire and Humber.

If you haven’t already, you can find out more and sign up today: 


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