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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!

Elderly Care resources

04th December 2017

In October 2017 we held a research learning event about frailty, eFI and elderly care.

The event was chaired by Professor John Young, Professor of Elderly Care Medicine at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. Presentations were also given by Dr Andrew Clegg, Tony Jamieson, Professor Suzanne Richards and Professor Robbie Foy.

The presentations and resources shared at this event are now available on our website

Research advent calendar

01st December 2017

Follow our Twitter throughout December as we'll be sharing our own version of a research advent calendar in the run up to Christmas and the new year.

If you have any information about studies, organisations, researchers or research stories you'd like us to share then please do get in touch with Gemma to discuss.

You can follow our account at @NHSWYRD.

Merry December!


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.