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First formal university teaching hospice created in UK

05th July 2017

'St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds is to become the first formally recognised university teaching hospice in the UK, following the announcement of a strengthened relationship with the University.'

Read more on the university's website.

University of Bradford in key role to revolutionise dementia care research

23rd June 2017

'The University of Bradford is to take part in a major research project that will enable expert researchers to create 'Centres of Excellence' that focus on key priority areas within dementia care research and boost the number of researchers working in the dementia care field.'

Read more on the University of Bradford's website.

ASPIRE: First public sharing of research findings

01st June 2017

The ASPIRE study team is holding an event on 7th June to present research findings from the study which took place across West Yorkshire.

The event will be held at the Leeds Doubletree Hilton hotel.

If you are interested in attending please contact Wendy Hobson w.hobson@leeds.ac.uk.

General practices were randomised to a support packing targeting one of the following areas:

  • Achievement of treatment goals in diabetes;

  • Anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation;

  • Blood pressure control in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease;

  • Risky prescribing, particularly of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

The team's presentation of findings will answer:

  • Did ASPIRE make any difference to patient care and outcomes?

  • Was ASPIRE worth the time and money?

  • What did practice staff think about ASPIRE?


Born in Bradford featured in BBC Radio 4 documentary

24th May 2017

'BBC Radio 4 has broadcast a feature on Born in Bradford, one of the biggest and most important medical research studies undertaken in the UK.'

You can listen on BBC iPlayer.

Read more on the University of Bradford's website.

Electronic Frailty Index wins national healthcare award

17th March 2017

'A system that can identify people with frailty from electronic health records has won a national award, in recognition of its innovative approach to the care of older people.

The Electronic Frailty Index (eFI) helps primary care providers identify older people who face an increased risk of care home admission, hospitalisation and mortality by using information within the patient’s electronic health record.'

For further information visit the University of Bradford's website.

What's it like being involved in NIHR research?

18th December 2018

The NIHR has launched a new survey to try to improve by listening to the experiences of the public, patients and lay representatives.

If you'd like to take part please complete - What's it like being involved in NIHR research?

100,000 Genomes Project milestone

05th December 2018

The 100,000 Genomes Project, led by Genomics England in partnership with the NHS, has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients.

Read more at the National Institute for Health Research website.

Changes to Excess Treatment Cost process

02nd October 2018

The latest update on national changes to the Excess Treatment Cost process can be read on the National Institute for Health Research website.

Updated HRA and HCRW Statement of Activities and Schedule of Events published

21st August 2018

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has published revised Statement of Activities, Schedule of Events templates and supporting guidance.

You can find these on the HRA website: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-us/news-updates/updated-hra-and-hcrw-statement-activities-and-schedule-events-published/

NIHR Research Activity League Table

18th July 2018

As described by the National Institute for Health Research, "Each year, the Research Activity League Table is published by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), to detail research activity across all NHS trusts in England. The table provides a picture of how much clinical research is happening, where, in what types of trusts, and involving how many patients."

You can visit the NIHR website to access this year's league table.