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Wakefield wins big at local research awards

17th May 2022

The Wakefield Together Research Partnership/Hub won two awards at the annual Yorkshire and Humber CRN Research awards, one for contributing to research into COVID-19, and one for research in care homes.

Congratulations to all!

NIHR CRN Yorkshire and Humber Research Awards shortlist released

25th April 2022

The NIHR CRN Yorkshire and Humber Research Awards shortlist has been announced, with nominees including local GP Dr Sara Humphrey, the Wakefield Research Hub, the LTHT COVID-19 Research Team and Vaccine Research Team, the Wakefield Together Research Planning team, the Bradford Teaching Hospitals Clinical Research Teams and the local COVID & Me - Vaccines Community & Public Engagement Collaboration.

You can find the full shortlist on the NIHR website:

https://local.nihr.ac.uk/news/crn-yorkshire-and-humber-research-awards-shortlist/30426

New guides available to support general practice research

19th April 2022

We have now launched new research guides for general practices on our website. We're also always happy to support practices with any specific questions encountered ahead of or during the course of a research study.

Topics covered include but are not limited to: roles and terminology; training; understanding Participant Identification Centres (PICs); expressing interest in studies; confirming capacity and capability; data protection; protocols; consent; amendments; and document retention.

https://www.westyorksrd.nhs.uk/general-practice-research-guides

New COVID-19 booster trial begins recruitment in Yorkshire

17th February 2022

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has revealed that "one of the world’s first Omicron-specific variant vaccines is to be trialled in Yorkshire and Humber."

You can read more on the NIHR website: 

https://local.nihr.ac.uk/news/yorkshire-and-humber-study-volunteers-to-receive-moderna-omicron-specific-covid-19-booster-vaccine/29930

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine authorised for UK use

03rd February 2022

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has authorised Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in the UK.

The Novavax trial recruited participants in Bradford and Leeds.

You can read more about this on the NIHR website:

NIHR welcomes UK approval of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine | NIHR


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):

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/rcp-nihr-position-statement-making-research-everybody-s-business

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:

https://www.spcr.nihr.ac.uk/news/rcgp-research-engagement-hub

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:

https://rdforum.nhs.uk/rdf23-abstracts/

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:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/new-guidance-for-easier-payment-of-public-contributors-to-research/30845


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