Yorkshire Health study: A decade of public engagement in health research @YorkshireCohort @annettehaywood @clarerelton1 @CMSmith215 @BissellHuman @ScHARRpubhealth #CLAHRC_Impact

Yorkshire Health Study: a decade of public engagement in health research and a legacy resource for years to come.

With NIHR CLAHRC YH coming to an end in September 2019,  the Yorkshire health study project has entered a new stage.  Data collection data has now ended and the study team is concentrating on the the organisation, and presentation of this large data set into a research ready resource for further academic enquiry, which will help improve health services for years to come.

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The Yorkshire Health Study (previously known as South Yorkshire Cohort), is a longitudinal observational regional health study that has collected health information from residents of the Yorkshire and Humberside region since 2010.

With the help of many thousands of people across the region this study has achieved great success in amassing a data set of over 73,000 records from the public via online and paper questionnaires.


This data has provided valuable insight into the health of the people in Yorkshire and the Humber, helping researchers improve services for the people who need them most.

The study has already supported a number of research studies https://www.yorkshirehealthstudy.org/your-research-studies producing more than 30 published papers. https://www.yorkshirehealthstudy.org/publications 

Find out more about the Public Health and Ineqaulties theme http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/our-themes/public-health-and-inequalities  

Please contact m.h.fox@sheffield.ac.uk if you have any queries regarding this project.


Vacancy ~ Research Fellow @BTHFT @YH_PSTRC @DrGillianJanes @yqsrdotorg

Following promotion of the current postholder, we seek a highly organised and motivated Research Fellow with experience of conducting health-related qualitative and quantitative research to join our team in the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (YH PSTRC) on a one-year contract starting  October/November 2019.

The successful candidate will join our wider research network: the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group (YQSR group) which is part of the Bradford Institute for Health Research.  The YQSR group is a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic This dynamic group  comprises researchers and leading academics from the Universities of Leeds, York and Bradford teamed with clinicians and managers across the region to make a real impact on the way health services are delivered. Over the past decade the YQSR group has established a national and international reputation for working collaboratively across institutions and disciplines to address key, clinically relevant questions in patient safety.

Find out more https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BTP740/research-fellow-fixed-term

VISION 2021: Inspiring New Researchers @NIHRCRN_yorks @jo_cooke73

The CRN next Vision event will take place on the 1st October at the Principal Hotel In York – registration is available here.

The Vision 2021 meetings in 2019/20 have focused on celebrating our workforce. This meeting highlights the key aim of the CRN to inspire, develop and support new researchers. This includes our early career researchers and those at different stages of their careers who are starting out in research.

The meeting is for all Y & H researchers, the clinical delivery workforce, researchers in training across all professional groups and academic trainees.

The aspiration is that by 2040, one generation’s time, the Yorkshire and Humber population experience substantial and on-going improvements in physical health; mental health; health-related quality of life; and health equity, beyond the expected current trajectory. In addition, Yorkshire and Humber researchers will have contributed towards UK and global health improvements and health and care strategies.Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss current research and new research ideas.

We will hear about the support offered by the CRN for new researchers, some of the experiences of new researchers, an example of a trainee network and mentoring and support.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To register for this free event, please click here.

Lecture ~ the ‘relationship between practice, policy, political processes and research, using ‘the Shape of Caring’ as a case study’. #WRML2019 @LordWillisg @theRCN @wolstenholme_d @tonyryan_UoS

Winifred Raphael Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Royal College of Nursing Foundation.

Our speaker will be Lord Willis of Knaresborough

Lord Willis has been a member of the House of Lords since 2010 and chaired the: Shape of Caring: A Review of the Future Education and Training of Registered Nurses and Care Assistants

Lord Willis will speak to the ‘relationship between practice, policy, political processes and research, using ‘the Shape of Caring’ as a case study’.

Wednesday 4th September 7pm, Sheffield Hallam Pennine Lecture Theatre, S1

We hope you will be able to join us for this prestigious event and will stay for a post lecture drinks reception.

Please register via eventbrite

The Winifred Raphael Memorial public Lecture (WRML) is one of the main events in the RCN Research Society calendar. Thanks to Mrs Raphael’s family who launched the memorial fund, and to all those involved since, the lecture is an event which often draws together a variety of nurses from different nursing and geographical areas.

The lecture itself has evolved in 3 stages. From 1981 – 1993, the annual lecture took place in London, England. With a 1995 lecture, there then followed a break of 5 years before the lecture was reinstated as an evening lecture within RCN Congress between 2001 – 2006. After the 2006 lecture, it was decided to encourage the regional groups of the RCN Research Society to take turns in hosting the event. The lecture became a public one in 2011, and since 2015, the RCN Foundation has supported the annual lecture.

Find out more about previous Winifred Raphael Memorial Lectures https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/research-and-innovation/research-events/previous-winifred-raphael-memorial-lectures


PhD ~ E-Qaly ~ Cost effectiveness ~Routine and Linked data @CHEyork @bojke_laura @ScHARRHEDS #YHARC

PhD opportunity to work on the NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (NIHR ARCs), Health Economics, Evaluation and Equality Theme (HEEE).  The studentship will be based at the University of York, within the HEEE team.  The closing date is 9 August and interviews take place on 4 September. 

We are the PhD opportunity in one of the following three topics. 

1.      Older Peoples Theme. Develop a system level approach to model the economic impact of implementing interventions to prevent/improve frailty and delayed transfers of care (DTOC) for older people with complex and heterogeneous needs, explicitly recognising the supply side impact. We will also explore the equity impact of frailty interventions and implement the new E-QALY.

2.      Early Life and Prevention Theme. Implement value of information methods to prioritise further data collection in existing studies focusing on evaluations for interventions in childhood obesity and healthy schools, in order to strengthen the evidence and develop methods for cross sectoral evaluation and distributional effectiveness and cost-effectiveness analysis.

3.      Mental and Physical Multimorbidity Theme. Using econometric models, analyse the relationship between environmental factors, such as blue and green spaces and air quality, on mental health, utilising routine and linked data (CPRD, HES and the Mental Health Services Dataset (MHSDS)) in people with serious mental illness.

Full details are here: https://www.york.ac.uk/che/news/news-2019/nihr-arcs-phd-opportunity/

PhD ~ Identifying and Working with People with Co-existent Physical and Cognitive Frailty @UniofBradford

Are you interested in undertaking PhD study into dementia and frailty?  An exciting opportunity exists to work on this priority topic for ageing research, policy and practice within a dynamic research environment.

World-wide the increasing life-expectancy of the population can be considered both a success story in terms of improved health care but equally is placing pressure on existing health systems. There is a consequent focus in policy and practice on frailty and dementia due to their increasing prevalence and impact on the individual’s overall quality of life.

This fully funded University of Bradford studentship will examine how to identify and work with frail older people, and in particular those with cognitive as well as physical frailty.  This mixed methods study will be jointly supervised by academics from the world renowned Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford and Bradford Institute for Health Research, and University of Leeds.  The successful candidate will be a member of the established Dementia Doctoral Training Centre and the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research (a collaboration between the Universities of Bradford, Leeds and Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust). They will therefore benefit from the established excellence within the Centre for Applied Dementia studies as well as being a member of a new interdisciplinary, cross agency applied research initiative, which will provide many opportunities for an ambitious and dedicated individual.


Future-Focused Leadership Programme @NIHRresearch – Applications open @docjohnwright @profsuemason

NIHR Future-Focused Leadership Programme is now for applications. The closing date is Friday 9 August at 1pm.

To join the programme, you will be a current leader based within NIHR or delivering a national role for NIHR. You will be developing into or taking up leadership roles at the senior level, facing significant leadership challenges, where support will be most needed and impactful. The programme will enhance skills in leading across organisational boundaries, leading strategy and change and influencing others to achieve the strategic aims of NIHR.

Alongside your existing experience and leadership skills, the Future-Focused Leadership programme will provide time for reflection, refreshing existing skills and learning new ways of working which will support:

  • On-going self-awareness and recognising the impact and influence leaders have
  • Cross departmental collaboration with senior leadership
  • Creating an impact across the wider system
  • Developing team members and emerging leaders to maximise their potential.

This application window will be for the first two cohorts of the Leaders stream; Cohort 1 starts in late September 2019 and cohort 2 in January 2020. The third cohort is anticipated to start in January 2021 (with applications in summer 2020) so there is a further opportunity to participate at a later date.

This prestigious 12-month programme will consist of a blended learning approach, including face to face workshops and virtual, online sessions.

Further information on the format and content of the programme and how to apply is now available at www.nihr.ac.uk/fflp

 If you have any questions please get in touch at leaders-programme@nihr.ac.uk

 We will look forward to working with you on your leadership journey.