Surgical Trials Event for Yorkshire and the Humber

A Surgical Trials Event is being held in Leeds on Friday 6 October.

For more information and how to register, visit the booking page:

NIHR Let’s Get Digital Competition – now open

The NIHR Let’s Get Digital Competition has launched today (6 April 2017). The competition is designed to recognise those people involved in NIHR research using video, photography, websites, infographics and online communities to promote research.

For more information, read the NIHR news story.  You can watch a short video about the competition here.

NIHR 2017 Theme: Older People with Complex Health Needs

Information on the 2017 NIHR Theme: Older People with Complex Health Needs is now available at:

NIHR Fellowships Webinar Now Available

The NIHR Fellowships Introductory webinar that was jointly hosted by NIHR TCC and RDS on Thurs 16 June is now available to watch.

Please use this link: (attendees must register first)
If you have already registered use this link:

A message from the PGfAR Director

The Director of the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) funding stream, Professor Paul Little, has released a message in which he:

*   Provides an update of the impact of the key changes made to the scheme
*   Details introduction of a new light touch process to further help applicants thinking of applying
*   Re-emphasises the move to three calls per year
*   Describes the types and range of research welcomed by the scheme

Read the whole message here or view the Tips page for further information.

Department of Health – Carer’s Strategy

The Department of Health wants to hear from carers, those who have someone who care for them, business, social workers, NHS staff and other professionals that support carers.

For more information, visit their website:

Staying ‘mentally active’ throughout adulthood, such as by taking on leadership roles at work or studying, can help limit cognitive decline in later life, new research supported by NIHR has shown. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 11:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
As part of a consultation by the UK's higher education funding bodies the NIHR, as a major funder of health and clinical research, responded to the proposed research assessment protocols and processes for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) scheduled for 2021. [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 11:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Professor Sue Ziebland from the University of Oxford has been appointed as the new Director for the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme. [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 11:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
A groundbreaking study is exploring whether or not a drug used to treat heart failure could save the sight of patients with a currently untreatable eye condition. [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 11:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Mechanical thrombectomy is to be commissioned by NHS England, followed a review of evidence from clinical trials. Approximately 8,000 patients a year will benefit from the procedure which enables doctors to remove blood clots from the brain. [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 11:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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