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100,000 volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccine Registry

19th August 2020

Over 100,000 people have signed up to the COVID-19 vaccine registry in its first month. Thousands of those who have volunteered are people in Yorkshire and Humber, including over 6,600 people across Leeds, Harrogate and York.

If you haven’t already, you can find out more and sign up today: 




Born in Bradford COVID-19 protocol paper

17th August 2020

The Born in Bradford team has shared a protocol paper on the work they have been doing to find out the impact of COVID-19 on families in Bradford.

The Born in Bradford COVID-19 Research Study: Protocol for an adaptive mixed methods research study to gather actionable intelligence on the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities amongst families living in Bradford [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]:


Large Scale Recruitment Planned For COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Across Leeds, Harrogate and York

06th August 2020

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) has launched a city-wide multidisciplinary COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Delivery Team to plan for large scale recruitment across Leeds, Harrogate and York. 

Read more: https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/research/news-blogs-and-events/latest-news/2020/08/06/large-scale-recruitment-planned-for-covid-19-vaccine-trial-across-leeds-harrogate-and-york

SAPC North to be held online

27th July 2020

SAPC North will be held as a virtual meeting in 2020.

The abstract deadline and more details will be added to the website when available. Keep an eye on this for updates: https://sapc.ac.uk/conference/2020-2

Leaders appointed for new cancer research centre

01st July 2020

The University of Leeds has advised that a "major new interdisciplinary research centre has been launched with the aim of putting Leeds at the forefront of global efforts to tackle cancer. Leeds Cancer Research Centre (LCRC) is a partnership between the University and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust."

You can read more at the website of the University of Leeds: 


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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