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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:

https://yhpstrc.org/psrc-funding/

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: 

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/nihr-annual-statistics-highlight-sustained-public-enthusiasm-for-participating-in-research/

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

https://local.nihr.ac.uk/news/another-great-year-for-research-participation-in-yorkshire-and-humber/30951

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


Changes to Excess Treatment Cost process

02nd October 2018

The latest update on national changes to the Excess Treatment Cost process can be read on the National Institute for Health Research website.

Updated HRA and HCRW Statement of Activities and Schedule of Events published

21st August 2018

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has published revised Statement of Activities, Schedule of Events templates and supporting guidance.

You can find these on the HRA website: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-us/news-updates/updated-hra-and-hcrw-statement-activities-and-schedule-events-published/

NIHR Research Activity League Table

18th July 2018

As described by the National Institute for Health Research, "Each year, the Research Activity League Table is published by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), to detail research activity across all NHS trusts in England. The table provides a picture of how much clinical research is happening, where, in what types of trusts, and involving how many patients."

You can visit the NIHR website to access this year's league table.

How commissioners use research evidence - a new research highlight

29th March 2018

The National Institute for Health Research Dissemination Centre has published a new highlight focusing on the use of research evidence in commissioning. It says:

"This highlight includes studies into the behaviour of individual managers and the way in which commissioning organisations make sense of and use research information when making decisions. The findings provide some practical pointers for researchers to make their work more accessible and relevant to commissioners and managers."

You can read this on the Dissemination Centre website.

New National Standards for Public Involvement in Research launched

20th March 2018

The aim of the standards is to improve the quality and consistency of public involvement (PI) in research.

Next steps: from April 2018 to April 2019, the next stage in developing the standards is to make sure that they work in practice.

You can read about the new standards on this dedicated website.


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