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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.


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 

Join Dementia Research Champion Wendy Mitchell to publish book

03rd April 2017

Wendy Mitchell is a Join Dementia Research Champion from Yorkshire. Her blog is read widely; to read Wendy's blog documenting her experiences after her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s, visit Which Me Am I Today?

Wendy is now co-writing a book about her experiences, information of which can be found on the Join Dementia Research website.

NIHR Dissemination Centre Themed Review released: Roads to Recovery

30th March 2017

A new NIHR Dissemination Centre (NIHR DC) themed review has been released, bringing together evidence based on the theme of stroke. 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, end of life and palliative care services.​

Research for Patient Benefit Programme - Competition 32

02nd March 2017

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) applications are due on 22 March 2017 at 1pm. You can find further information about this, as well as that included below, on the NIHR website.

'Applications are invited for NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) proposals which are related to the day-to-day practice of health service staff and are concerned with having an impact on the health or well-being of patients and users of the NHS on a wide range of issues. The programme supports applications which are regionally derived and applications which have emerged from interaction with patients and the public, which relate to patient and service user experience, and which have been drawn up in association with a relevant group of service users.'

Competition 32 closes: 1pm, 22 March 2017