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Yorkshire study into dementia and hearing

03rd March 2017

A Yorkshire hospital has launched a new study looking at a possible link between maintaining hearing using cochlear implants and preventing dementia.

The announcement of the trial, which comes on World Hearing Day, was healed as “potentially life-changing” by a leading medic.

Read more about this study in the Yorkshire Post.

The Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare Research

28th February 2017

Once established, the Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare Research will address three areas that have been identified as key local health priorities, as highlighted on the website of the University of Bradford: 'A new Yorkshire centre will improve the health and well-being of children and the elderly – and the safety of patients in hospitals and clinics.'

Visit the University's website to read more.

The development of the centre is expected to take approximately two years, with work due to begin in summer 2017.

£3m given to help Bradford improve patient safety across NHS

13th February 2017

A multi-million pound cash injection has been announced for researchers in Bradford to help improve patient safety across the NHS.

The £3 million announcement by Public Health and Innovation Minister Nicola Blackwood will bring a boost to researchers who are already based at the National Institute for Health Research in the grounds of Bradford Royal Infirmary.

For more information visit the Telegraph & Argus.

Upcoming Research Event - Achieving an earlier diagnosis of cancer in primary care: is there a role for patients in safety-netting?

04th January 2017

The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group have announced an upcoming, free workshop on 9th February 2017 at Park Plaza Leeds LS1 5NS between 12.30 – 16.15.

Can patients play an active role in safety-netting to achieve an earlier diagnosis of cancer in primary care? This half day workshop, facilitated by the Yorkshire Quality & Safety Research Group, provides a unique opportunity for primary care stakeholders to come together to discuss this. Interactive sessions will enhance understanding of the types of safety-netting strategies which may achieve a more timely follow-up and review of patients after their first visit to their GP practice with possible cancer symptoms. 

For further information or to book your place please contact Jane Heyhoe.


WY R&D team - new starter

05th December 2016

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Emma Neil to our team. Emma will be working as a Research Delivery Officer across the ten West Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups.

For contact details for any member of our team please visit the 'Contact' page of our website.

Welcome to the team, Emma!

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.