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We're hiring

21st February 2018

We are looking for a Research Delivery Officer to join our team.

The closing date for applications is 7th March 2018.

Read more about the role at NHS jobs.

Resources released to help improve care for people with diabetes & a learning disability

19th February 2018

As part of the REasonable adjustments to MAINstream diabetes & obesity care for adults with a learning disability (REMAIN) project the REMAIN study team has worked alongside Diabetes UK to develop resources for commissioners and practitioners to raise awareness of health inequalities in patients with a learning disability and diabetes.

These resources are now live and can be accessed through the Diabetes UK website: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Professionals/Resources/shared-practice/for-people-with-learning-disability 

Research Capability Funding (RCF) call for applicants

19th February 2018

This competition runs annually, organised by the West Yorkshire Research & Development team on behalf of the West Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups. The competition is now live.

The deadline for applications is Monday 19th March 2018 at 12 noon.

Visit the section of our website dedicated to this year's competition to read more about RCF and about this funding competition: www.westyorksrd.nhs.uk/rcf-201819

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.


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.