Vacancy – Senior lecturer with Bradford Dementia Group

Please see this recently advertised vacancy for a senior lecturer in quality improvement in dementia care with the Bradford Dementia Group. It is a great opportunity for someone committed to applied research

Bradford Dementia Group, School of Health Studies, Horton A, Richmond Road, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP 

CLAHRC Studentship Call

NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber

Innovative approaches to understanding the wider determinants of health and wellbeing using record linkage and mixed methods to exploit the full potential of population cohorts in Yorkshire & Humber

Awarded as part of the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber (NIHR CLAHRC YH)

We invite applications to this White Rose Studentship Network, which uniquely brings together five university partners (Sheffield, Leeds, York, Sheffield Hallam and Bradford), with the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR), in a network of five doctoral studentships with cross-university co-supervision.

Full Details can be found here  Recruitment ad White Rose public health(11.2.13)

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Parliamentary office of science and technology _Telehealth

Telehealth and telecare – POST Note

The UK’s elderly population is growing and with it the number of people with long-term health problems. This is putting pressure on the health and social care systems. Increased use of technology such as telehealth and telecare may help to improve quality of care and reduce costs. This note describes current UK telehealth and telecare initiatives and the role they may play in delivering future care.


 Telehealth (remote monitoring) and telecare (remote collection of patient data) are
increasingly used in the care of the elderly and those with long-term health problems

 The Government has supported initiatives to assess the benefits of integrated care
supported by telehealth and telecare.

 The largest of these showed a potential reduction in deaths among patients, but
found that telehealth and telecare did not reduce use of social or health care.

 Evidence to date suggests that to be costeffective, telehealth and telecare would
need to be implemented at a large scale.

 The success of telehealth and telecare will depend on doctors, patients and workers
across a wide range of sectors.


Published 14 February 2014 | POST notes POST PN 456

Authors: Peter Border

Topic: Health financeHealth servicesHealth staff and professions,Medicine

The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Forum of the NAPC


Dear Colleague,

The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Forum of the National Association of Primary Care

Thanks to everyone who has registered for the above event, if you have not yet done so we still have places available and you would be welcome to join us, details below.please find below details for the next meeting of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Forum of the NAPC

As you will be aware there is significant debate around the concept of “coordinated care”  and the “wellness of populations” and we are joined by three representatives of Local Professional Networks, Eye Health (Liz Greenwood), Dentistry (Jane Moore) and Community Pharmacy (Robbie Turner)  to give their views on  “Key opportunities for my profession to support the delivery of high quality primary care”

For those of you who are considering or already in the process of forming a federation of practices we are delighted to welcome Dr Phil Yates, Chairman of  GP Care, a federation of practices  set up in 2006, in the Bristol area, as a Limited Liability Partnership  by a number of highly experienced GPs and other professionals.

Phil has promised to give us a “warts and all” view of the successes and challenges faced during their journey so far. Phil’s presentation will also cover GP Care’s relationships with other primary care professionals and secondary care providers.

Finally we once again welcome Dr Charles Alessi, Chairman of the NAPC. On behalf of NAPC Charles continues to be involved in influencing policy at the highest level. A key feature of the NAPC’s work is the role it plays in influencing the development of policy in its relationships with Ministers and Officials. NAPC’s meetings with government and civil servants enable it to channel information from its membership. Charles will make a short presentation on the key issues which are engaging the NAPC at the moment and will be delighted to hear and take note of your views on such issues.

The event is free to NHS colleagues and those providing services on behalf of the NHS. A small charge is made for other organisations, please see our funding policy and terms of engagements attached.

We hope you will be able to join us,

Would you be kind enough to cascade this invitation within your organisation.

Should you require further information of clarification please do not hesitate to contact me.


Richard Woolley