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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

Let's Get Digital competition shortlist announced

21st July 2017

The shortlisted entries of the NIHR Let's Get Digital competition have been announced.

Categories include:

You can vote here.

NIHR Signal: Public health interventions may offer society a return on investment of £14 for each £1 spent

18th July 2017

An NIHR signal has been released, sharing results of a systematic review: 

'This systematic review estimates the return that public health interventions deliver to the wider health and social care economy in monetary terms. To get this figure a wide range of different interventions in different studies were identified. Results were averaged from 52 studies. The return on each £1 spent for interventions varied from -£21.3 to £221.'

You can read more on the NIHR Dissemination Centre site.

NIHR Dissemination Centre Themed Review released: Advancing Care - Research with Care Homes

05th July 2017

A new NIHR Dissemination Centre (NIHR DC) themed review has been released, bringing together evidence based on the theme of care homes. This features lots of interesting information about ongoing and published NIHR studies. You can download this evidence from the NIHR DC website, here.

To read more themed reviews released by the NIHR Dissemination Centre visit their website. Topics include diabetes management, urgent and emergency care, maternity services, stroke, end of life and palliative care services.​

Who are the NIHR? #WeAreNIHR

03rd July 2017

Who are the NIHR? #WeAreNIHR

A new video has been released by the NIHR to explain what it is and does. The video describes the NIHR in a nutshell. It features people from across the NIHR who are working towards improving the health of the nation through research. 

You can watch the video here or follow on social media using the hashtag #WeAreNIHR

NIHR Let’s Get Digital Competition - deadline

12th June 2017

There are just over two weeks left to enter the NIHR’s Let’s Get Digital Competition

This competition is for those involved with NIHR research who use video, websites, infographics, digital communities and photography to communicate messages about research. 

The competition is open until Friday 30th June 2017. Winning entries will be promoted by the NIHR and the winning applicants will win a trip to Google’s headquarters in London to learn about all things digital.

To find out more visit www.nihr.ac.uk/getdigital 

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