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ASPIRE study team publishes new paper

18th February 2018

The Action to Support Practices Implementing Research Evidence (ASPIRE) study took place across West Yorkshire, with an aim to develop and test ways to support general practices in implementing evidence-based practice effectively and realistically within the constraints and challenges of real-life general practice.

A new paper has been published by the ASPIRE study team: 'To what extent can behaviour change techniques be identified within an adaptable implementation package for primary care? A prospective directed content analysis'.

You can read these findings here.

WY R&D learning event - save the date released

12th February 2018

You can now save the date for our next research learning event: 

  • Date: Tuesday 1st May 2018.

  • When: 9.30am until 1pm, followed by lunch.

  • Location: 3rd floor, Horizon Leeds, 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendall Street, Leeds, LS10 1JR

This session's theme is mental health in primary care.

Get in touch with Gemma if you'd like to attend, or to receive the full agenda once confirmed. 

Speakers will include Dr Zoe Neill from the Leeds CCG Partnership, Dr Brendan Kennedy from AWC CCG, Professor Allan House from the University of Leeds and Professor Mike Lucock from the University of Huddersfield. You can find information about our last research learning event on elderly care on our website.

New paper published following University of Leeds study

05th February 2018

'Time4PallCare: Determining timely engagement with palliative care for patients with advanced cancer' aimed to establish the relationship between timing and intensity of specialist palliative care and a series of quality markers for end of life care.

A new paper has been published by the Time4PallCare study team: 'Is palliative care support associated with better quality end-of-life care indicators for patients with advanced cancer? A retrospective cohort study'.

You can read these findings here.

You can also read more at the University of Leeds and the Yorkshire Cancer Research websites.

Campaign to Reduce Opioid Prescribing wins AHSN award

31st January 2018

The Campaign to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (CROP) won the 'Improving care through Innovation or Improvement' award at this year's Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network's Innovation, Improvement and Impact Conference.

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Alderson and team!

Team changes

18th December 2017

Our new starter has arrived. Last week Imran Mohammed joined WY R&D as our new Research Co-ordinator. You'll be able to read more about Imran and his new role through our blog soon, but for now you can find out about our team by reading brief biographies of each member of our team.

Welcome Imran!

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW)

25th November 2022

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) and European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) guidance and resources are available online. WAAW is celebrated from 18th-24th November every year. This year's theme is Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together. The NIHR shares information about tackling antimicrobial resistance on its website.

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.

RCP and NIHR joint position statement published

20th October 2022

'The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) have published a joint position statement setting out a series of recommendations for making research part of everyday practice for all clinicians.' This includes recommendations for trusts, health boards and integrated care systems (ICSs):


Research Engagement Hub re-launched

07th September 2022

The Research Engagement Hub, a platform the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) created in collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research - School of General Practice (NIHR SPCR) to celebrate and showcase academic general practice, has re-launched.

You can read more on the NIHR SPCR website:


NHS R&D Forum returns

05th September 2022

The NHS R&D Forum annual conference will return in 2023 at Sage in Newcastle/Gateshead from 21st-23rd May.

A call for abstracts has been released for posters and oral presentations:


New NIHR guidance released

08th August 2022

New guidance has been released to support easier payment of public contributors to research.

You can read more about this on the NIHR website:


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