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.
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.
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.
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: