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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

HRA combined review update

02nd December 2021

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has updated its guidance for researchers and sponsors carrying out clinical trials of investigational medicinal products – or CTIMPs – using combined review:


The Health Research Authority turns 10

01st December 2021

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has turned 10 years old.

To mark the occasion the HRA has reflected on the last ten years on their website, whilst also looking to the future: 


Chief Nursing Officer for England’s strategic plan for research

29th November 2021

The Chief Nursing Officer for England has published a strategic plan for research that sets out a policy framework for developing and investing in research activity across the NHS in partnership with others:


New NIHR open access policy

11th November 2021

The NIHR has changed its open access policy to make all new peer-reviewed articles from their funded research freely and immediately available from when they publish, with no barriers to re-use. 


COPI notice extension

16th September 2021

The COPI notice, which provides a temporary requirement to process CPI for COVID-19 purposes, has been extended to 31 March 2022.

You read read more on the Health Research Authority (HRA) website:


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