Engagement in research is high on the political agenda. This is reflected in key Government publications including:

Through increased engagement in research we are able to enact the Government vision of promoting efficiency through innovation. Patient and public involvement in research is of paramount importance as it helps to demonstrate openness and enriches the research process through inclusion.

The West Yorkshire R&D team works closely with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Division 5 who are able to offer both practical and financial support for the delivery of research. The West Yorkshire R&D team’s collaboration with Division 5 and Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) allows the delivery of a seamless, synergistic research environment. The team is currently working on several grant-funded projects with a number of organisations including local universities.