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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.


New paper: NHS bowel cancer screening

15th August 2017

A new open access paper has been released: 'Reducing the socioeconomic gradient in uptake of the NHS bowel cancer screening Programme using a simplified supplementary information leaflet: a cluster-randomised trial'.

You can read this paper on the BMC website.

Public Involvement Standards Consultation

25th July 2017

Draft standards for public involvement in research have been developed by the National Institute for Health Research.

'We now invite and welcome the involvement of as wide a range of interested groups, organisations and individuals as possible, to help us review and improve the draft standards and indicators.'

You can provide feedback until 1st September 2017. Have your say.

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.​