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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

NIHR and COVID-19 research updates

29th April 2020

The NIHR has a webpage dedicated to COVID-19.

Please use this to stay in the know about COVID-19 research, and to stay aware of the latest news and developments:


COVID-19 - primary care study announced

20th April 2020

The NIHR has announced information about the first COVID-19 clinical trial to take place in primary care; the PRINCIPLE study will evaluate potential treatments for COVID-19 in older people.

Find out more about the PRINCIPLE trial at the University of Oxford's primary care clinical trials unit website: 



New NIHR Evidence website launched

09th April 2020

The NIHR has launched a new website to keep you updated about health and care research findings.

The website aims to present evidence in an informative and accessible manner.

Visit NIHR Evidence: https://evidence.nihr.ac.uk/

NIHR COVID-19 studies

02nd April 2020

The NIHR is currently prioritising funding and support for COVID-19 research.

Visit their website to stay in the know about any future developments.

You can find out more about the NIHR's response to Coronavirus by visiting: https://nihr.ac.uk/covid-19/

Public consultation launched

26th June 2019

Make it Public, a public consultation exploring transparency and openness in health and social care research, has launched.

The consultation is open between 17th June and 6th September 2019.

To find out more and provide feedback visit the Health Research Authority website: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-us/consultations/make-it-public/

We would love to hear from you! To provide us with feedback please click here and complete the feedback form.