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December advent calendar

01st December 2018

This month we will be signposting to a different useful resource each day.

You can follow our advent calendar here: 

www.westyorksrd.nhs.uk/december-2018

NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre newsletter launched

09th November 2018

The NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre has launched a newsletter that you can access through their website.

The first edition covering Autumn 2018 is now available to read: http://yhpstrc.org/newsletter/

Learning Layers project wins award

09th November 2018

At European Vocational Skills Week 2018, Bradford Districts CCG and 3 General practices across Bradford and Airedale were part of a cross-Europe project team which won an award in the VET (vocational education and training) awards.

Learning Layers was an EU-funded project in which Bradford Districts CCG and three GP practices across Bradford and Airedale took part. The project investigated informal learning in the workplace and how this can be supported by technology tools. The project won the VET research award. Congratulations to all project partners!

Leeds lung screening trial launched

06th November 2018

The Leeds Lung Health Check study will test if screening for early signs of lung cancer is a cost-effective way of saving lives. This is funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, collaborating with the University of Leeds.

To read more about the launch of this study you can visit the University of Leeds website or the Leeds Lung Health Check site: https://www.leedslunghealthcheck.nhs.uk/

New article about research data published

04th October 2018

Dr Stephen Bradley, Dr Neil Lawrence and Paul Carder (our Head of Research) have written an article that has been published in Future Healthcare Journal:

Using primary care data for health research in England – an overview.


NIHR Dissemination Centre Themed Review released: Research on older patients living with frailty in hospital

05th December 2017

A new NIHR Dissemination Centre (NIHR DC) themed review has been released, bringing together evidence based on the themes of frailty and comprehensive care.

This features lots of interesting information about ongoing and published NIHR studies. You can download this evidence from the NIHR DC website.

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, care homes, end of life and palliative care services.​

NHS England launches research consultation

04th December 2017

NHS England has launched a consultation aiming to simplify and strengthen arrangements for research in the NHS.

The consultation period runs from 30th November 2017 to 1st February 2018.

You can read more information about this and respond via the NHS England website.

New HRA website live

09th November 2017

The new Health Research Authority (HRA) website has officially launched.

The HRA have requested feedback on their new site. If you have any thoughts on the new website you can feed this back through the HRA website.

New policy framework for UK health and social care research

19th October 2017

The UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research has been released.

The policy framework sets out principles of good practice in the management and conduct of health and social care research in the UK. 

You can read this at the Health Research Authority website.

Wider stakeholder involvement could overcome resistance to modernising healthcare services

17th October 2017

A new NIHR Dissemination Centre Signal suggests that wider stakeholder involvement could overcome resistance to modernising healthcare services.

You can read this Signal on the Dissemination Centre website.