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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.


2016: A Year in Dementia Research

09th January 2017

Join Dementia Research has shared a look back at dementia research in 2016. For more information visit their website - 2016: A Year in Dementia Research.

Join Dementia Research has also published a response to recent reports that suggest that living near busy roads could increase risk of dementia. Their response can be found here.

Join Dementia Research will celebrate its second year anniversary in February 2017.

HRA launches new patient and public website pages

07th December 2016

The Health Research Authority has launched a new patient and public page of their website: http://www.hra.nhs.uk/patients-and-the-public-2/

This new area of the website is for patients and members of the public looking for information on the research that is regulated and approved by the HRA, highlighting the work that the HRA carries out. It also provides information for those who are interested in getting involved in research.

The HRA public involvement team can be contacted here

Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher 2017

14th November 2016

The Royal College of General Practitioners has announced the opening of applications for its award for Outstanding New Researcher.

If you have less than 5 years' experience and are working in the field of academic primary care, you can visit the following link for more information or to apply.

Read more here.

NIHR Research Activity League Table published

25th October 2016

To find out how research active your local NHS trust is visit the National Institute for Health Research's website to see the newly published Research Activity League Table.

The NIHR reports: 'This year (2015/16) the league table reveals that every NHS trust in England is delivering clinical research, providing thousands more patients with access to better treatments and care. Over 60 per cent of NHS trusts increased their research activity.'