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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:

https://yhpstrc.org/psrc-funding/

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: 

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/nihr-annual-statistics-highlight-sustained-public-enthusiasm-for-participating-in-research/

Locally, over 120,000 people took part in health and care research in Yorkshire and Humber last year. Read more:

https://local.nihr.ac.uk/news/another-great-year-for-research-participation-in-yorkshire-and-humber/30951

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


NIHR issues final update on implementation of the Restart Framework

28th January 2021

You can read the current advice on the delivery of non-COVID research in the latest restarting research update.

You can find this update on the NIHR website: 

www.nihr.ac.uk/news/nihr-issues-final-update-on-implementation-of-the-restart-framework/26717

PRINCIPLE study update

25th January 2021

The NIHR-supported PRINCIPLE study has found no beneficial effect from the antibiotics azithromycin and doxycycline in COVID-19 patients being treated at home.

You can read more about this on the NIHR website:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/principle-trial-finds-no-benefit-for-antibiotics-azithromycin-and-doxycycline-for-covid-19-patients/26680

Moderna vaccine becomes third COVID-19 vaccine approved by UK regulator

08th January 2021

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has today been given regulatory approval for supply by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/moderna-vaccine-becomes-third-covid-19-vaccine-approved-by-uk-regulator

The UK has approved an Oxford-led COVID-19 vaccine

30th December 2020

The Government has accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Read more at the NIHR website.

New COVID and Me Vaccine videos released

14th December 2020

The NIHR has commissioned COVID and Me - Vaccines as part of an ongoing series hoping to support all communities to understand the importance of vaccine research. These short dramas embrace inclusivity and aim to support people to be able to make informed choices about vaccinations and vaccine research. 

You can find these on the Be Part of Research website:  

https://bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk/covid-and-me-vaccines/


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