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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

HRA COVID-19 updates

28th May 2020

"To ensure COVID-19 research can start as quickly as possible, the Health Research Authority and the devolved administrations are using a fast-track process to review new studies and amendments to existing studies, often within a few days of application."

Stay in the know about developments by continuing to check the HRA website: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/

Framework for the restart of health research

21st May 2020

The NIHR has set out a framework for the restart of health research that has been paused as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

You can find this on their website: 


International Clinical Trials Day

20th May 2020

International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated on 20th May each year.

Find out more about this and how you can take part in research by visiting the NIHR website:


COVID-19 and BAME communities

18th May 2020

The Be Part of Research website has been updated to include a section on the importance of BAME communities being represented in COVID-19 research.

Read about this here: https://bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk/COVID-19-Research/COVID-19-for-BAME-communities/

RCGP research grants available

15th May 2020

A call for applications has been announced for research grants of up to £30,000 from the RCGP. 

Their website states: "The RCGP Scientific Foundation Board (SFB) supports high quality primary care research studies, and awards grants for research projects where findings will be of direct relevance to the care of patients in the general practice setting. For the 2020 call, we particularly welcome applications that concern primary care and the COVID-19 pandemic."

Visit their website for more information or to apply: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/SFB

The deadline for applications is 31st July 2020.

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