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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

Health Research Authority (HRA) podcasts released

12th August 2020

The Health Research Authority is has launched a series of podcasts focused on Complex Innovative Design (CID) trials.

Topics covered have included effective trial planning and design; research transparency; research ethic committees; and how to write patient facing documents that make sense.

Keep an eye on their page for future podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/user-484575643

NIHR Restart Framework update

10th August 2020

The NIHR has shared its two month update on the implementation of the Restart Framework.

Read this on the NIHR website: 


NIHR CRN INCLUDE Guidance for ensuring COVID-19 research is inclusive

06th August 2020

The NIHR has released guidance that makes recommendations and suggestions for how under-served groups can be more successfully included in COVID-19 research.

Read this at the NIHR INCLUDE website:


NIHR Committee vacancies

03rd August 2020

The NIHR recently opened new vacancies to join NIHR committees.

Read more on the NIHR website: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/vacancies/public-committee-member/23670

The closing date is 7th September 2020.

Make It Public strategy published

31st July 2020

The HRA has released a new research transparency strategy:


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