In the attached presentation Dr Fran Adams, a GP in York, shares useful information about the development of a research cluster in her local area. This presentation includes lots of points you may find it useful to consider, alongside advice to help you to develop research capacity within your own area: Building a Cluster
We regularly work with practices to support the development of research knowledge, capacity and capability across West Yorkshire. You can read the following blog post by practice manager Nick Gwatkin of Blackburn Road Medical Centre in Batley to find out more. In this post Nick reflects upon the work his practice has done to open up research opportunities in Kirklees, written with an aim to provide advice and ideas to other practices that are hoping to become more research active: Increasing our primary care research activity – a Practice Manager’s perspective
Dr Sara Humphrey is a GP who champions and is involved in research in Bradford. In this series of videos Dr Humphrey shares insight into her wealth of experience carrying out research in general practices, highlighting barriers, opportunities and other considerations:
Why should GPs be involved in research?
What support is available?
How do patients benefit from participating in research?
Practices can read more about research opportunities in Bradford by visiting the Bradford City of Research website, which lists some of the research opportunities that are open in the area and showcases advice given by research experts and champions: https://cityofresearch.org/our-research-champions/
Professor Robbie Foy is a GP in Leeds, and Clinical Professor of Primary Care at the University of Leeds; in this video he outlines how quality improvement can make a real difference to patient care, and highlights the purpose of the following implementation guide, which offers practical, evidence-based advice on how to implement evidence-based care in general practice: https://www.westyorksrd.nhs.uk/implementation
How can quality improvement make a real difference to patient care?
This video was originally recorded as part of NHS Leeds CCG TARGET: https://www.leedsccg.nhs.uk/target-leeds/
You may also wish to read this General Medical Council (GMC) guide on good practice in research and consent to research.