Secondment opportunity NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber Assistant programme manager #CLAHRC

NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber: Secondment opportunity: 18 Month secondment for part-time (0.4 WTE) assistant programme manager

A secondment opportunity is available within NIHR CLAHRC YH core team to support the delivery of this exciting, and highly impactful research programme until 30 September 2019.

The National Institute for Health Research, Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and care, Yorkshire and Humber (NIHR CLAHRC YH), is one of 13 CLAHRCs around the country funded by the NIHR to undertake 5 year programmes of research and the implementation of research findings to improve the self-management of long-term conditions.

The NIHR CLAHRC YH’s vision is to undertake high quality applied research and evidence based implementation that is responsive to, and in partnership with, our collaborating organisation, patient, carers and the public. The outcome being an improvement in both the health and wealth of the population of Yorkshire and Humber.

We believe that our collaboration can have a major impact on regional health inequalities, at the same time as supporting the NHS and local authorities in developing new knowledge and exploring new ways of working to improve the health and wellbeing of our population.

More information can be found on our website

The successful candidate will join a core team that includes the Director, Deputy Director and another part-time assistant programme manager. There is also finance and business support within the team, as well as a strong administrative and communications team.

The CLAHRC is a lively and diverse research programme. The post holder’s duties will include:

  • Support to Theme Managers, and enable cross theme activity and over-all programme coherence, along with the Deputy Director and other assistant programme manger
  • Assist NHS engagement with NIHR CLAHRC YH activity, to support co-production of research and enable impact on services
  • Plan and attend quarterly Theme Management meetings.
  • Monitor finances and programme budget with support from the finance team and the Deputy Director.
  • Coordination and delivery of the annual reports and other reporting requirements of the NIHR
  • Responsibility for the NIHR CLAHRC YH Public Involvement (PPI) strategy
  • Maintenance of the programme’s risk log
  • Coordinate cross CLAHRC working within the national CLAHRC community. This will include attending the national CLAHRC programme manager meetings quarterly
  • Contribute to newsletters and externally facing CLAHRC publicity and dissemination materials
  • Attend and contribute to the CLAHRC core team, and Executive and Strategic Partnership Board meetings.


Candidate information

The post will be an AfC Grade 8a 0.4 WTE

This secondment opportunity is available to colleagues within the collaborating and partner organisations of NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber within the region.

The successful candidate will be based in either Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS FT (Royal Hallamshire site) or Bradford Institute of Health Services Research

Application process

Please submit a CV, supporting statement, and a letter confirming support from your line manager to  by 5pm Monday 15th January 2018.

Interviews will take place on 30th January 2018 at the NIHR CLAHRC YH offices, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application please contact


Modern slavery and public health @PHE_uk @ScHARRpubhealth @HEandIG project @lizzysuch

Congratulations to our Public Health Theme on this PHE briefing.

Modern slavery is defined as the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation. It is a crime under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and includes holding a person in a position of slavery, servitude forced or compulsory labour, or facilitating their travel with the intention of exploiting them soon after 14.


Modern slavery is a human rights violation and has severe consequences for the health and wellbeing of survivors. It is an exploitative crime that impacts on physical and mental health and has public health implications. The role of public health in addressing modern slavery has not been fully articulated in the UK. This project addressed this gap by asking the following questions.

  1. What is the case for public health engagement in addressing modern slavery?
  2. What are the components of a ‘public health approach’ to modern slavery?
  3. What are the gaps in understanding, approach and practical action in public health on the issue of modern slavery?

Read more of the briefing here:

Maternal Healthy Weight Public Health England (PHE) tender – last call closing date 15-18/12 @PHE_uk @BiBresearch @99outof100 @BiBresearch @ScHARRpubhealth

Public Health England (PHE) is inviting tender applications to deliver the project outputs as detailed in the Maternal Healthy Weight Specification Document available to download through Bravo (see instructions to bidders below). Closing date for tenders is at 12:00 on the 18 Dec 2017

The aim of this work is to understand what support is available in local maternity systems for women across England before, during and after pregnancy to achieve a healthy weight status during that period. The focus of the project is to identify and map existing interventions within maternity systems, critically appraising   each component against the evidence.  Assignment to be completed by 30th March 2018

Project Outline

The aim of this work is to understand what support is available in local maternity systems for women across England before, during and after pregnancy (as specified below) to achieve a healthy weight status during that period. The focus of the project is to identify and map existing interventions within maternity systems, critically appraising   each component against the evidence. Examples of topics that the review should focus on (but not be restricted to) are outlined below.  Prospective bidders should specify what else their review would focus on.

Explore opportunities in existence for supporting women and their partners;

  • During pregnancy: how women are supported in maternity services to stay healthy during pregnancy and not gain excessive weight
  • Following pregnancy ( up until 1 year postpartum): how the NHS, local authority and wider public health workforce support women and their partners post pregnancy to achieve a healthy weight

Project Objectives Building on the PHE adult weight management guidance and the NIHR Better beginnings; Improving health for pregnancy review we are interested in developing the support and services which fit the scope of the project outline (as specified above).

*NB closing dates of 15/12 and 18/12 are given please contact Bravo for clarification

Instructions to Bidders:

 If not already done so, you will need to register your organisation on our Bravo e-Tendering Portal. This is free of charge and a one-off requirement.

Once registered please navigate to Project 3799 or ITT 3053.

There is a help desk facility provided by Bravo in case of any difficulty: 0800 068 8630 Option 1.

#PROMS2018 Abstract Submission is open @unibirmingham @CLAHRC_WM @CLAHRC_Ox @CLAHRCYH @SCHARR_HEDS @AJaneLane #HEOM #CLAHRC

Following the success of last PROMs Research Conference held at St Anne’s College, Oxford we are delighted to announce the date of the forthcoming conference which will be hosted by the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research at the University of Birmingham, UK on 20th June 2018.

Abstract submission is open.

We welcome oral and poster abstracts from clinicians, researchers, patient partners, industry, SMEs and others working in the field.

Abstract Guidelines

All abstracts should be submitted via the abstract submission website. Abstract submission will close on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Abstracts should be written in plain text and be a maximum of 300 words. Tables and images are not allowed in the abstract.

Themes for this year:

  • Minimising PROs waste – in Research and beyond
  • Pushing the boundaries of patient & public involvement in PROs research
  • Digital capture of PROs
  • Cutting edge methods

We are open to receive other relevant work in the field, including clinical submissions.

Submitting authors can amend abstracts until the close date.

Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance during week commencing 9th April.

All correspondence regarding the abstracts will be sent to the submitting author.  Please note that presenters of abstracts are not automatically registered for the conference.

Presentation Prizes
We are pleased to offer prizes to the best Oral and Poster abstracts:

Best Oral: Early Career research award, to be eligible for this award you must be currently undertaking doctoral research or be within 5 years full time equivalent since completion of PhD

Best Poster: Best PhD poster (presenting authors should be at their poster during lunch for judging) 

Oral or Poster: Best patient and public involvement award for the team which have demonstrated excellence and/or innovation in involving the public.

Oral Presentations
Oral talks are allocated 15 minutes and 5 minutes for questions.

We kindly request that all presenters use the Laptop/PC in the lecture theatre, use of personal laptops is discouraged.

Presentations should be loaded during the break before your session.  Please ensure you name your presentation with presenter surname.

Poster Presentations
Posters should be A0 portrait (841x1189mm).

Submissions open – CAnceR Experience:  approaches to capturing patient experience of cancer care 02/06/2018 #PROMS #Cancer #PatientExperience #SIRON @greenfield_d @ShefSNM ‏ @HeidiProbst @Sheffieldhosp

02062018 Cancer Experience Flyer 2018

CAnceR Experience: 

approaches to capturing patient experience of cancer care


“The experience of cancer care is by definition subjective and efforts to improve the quality of care must start from patients’ and carers’ own experiences” (NCAT 2010)

2nd June 2018

Hallam Hall, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus



Patient and carer experiences are fundamental measures of the quality and effectiveness of cancer services. In recent years a diverse range of approaches to involving patients and carers in evaluating and improving services have developed. This inaugural National conference provides opportunities to share knowledge and innovation in

·         Creative approaches to patient engagement

·         Measuring patient experience: PROMS/PREMS

·         Involving patients in developing services

·         Capturing patient experience: research methods and approaches

The conference committee invites the submission of abstracts relating to the theme patient experience in cancer care. Conference themes will include but are not limited to the subjects listed above.

We welcome abstracts relating to recent work in this field focusing on research or innovation in practice and service development.

Download the flyer HERE

Key Dates 

16th November: submissions open

Tuesday 16th January – Submissions close

Friday 9th February – Outcome of abstract submission announced

Monday 19th February – Provisional programme published

Monday 19th March – close for late, breaking abstracts

Friday 1st June (evening) – Pre-conference welcome event

Saturday 2nd June – Conference 

For further information about the conference please contact: or


Call for abstracts

Submissions are invited for both poster and oral presentation formats. Please state clearly on your abstract which of these formats you wish to be considered for. You may select both if you do not have a preference. The scientific committee may offer an alternative mode of presentation if required to meet the overall needs of the conference.

 Abstract criteria

  • Abstracts will relate to the theme patient experience in cancer care.
  • The conference aims to provide a forum for sharing innovation and good practice; in the spirit of this aim abstracts may relate to work that has been presented elsewhere.
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words in plain text (no tables or figures).
  • The title should clearly reflect the content of the abstract.
  • The abstract should make explicit what the author’s will be presenting in their oral or poster presentation.
  • All abstracts should provide a clear description of the content of the presentation.
  • Abstracts reporting on research studies should follow the format: Background, aims, methods, results, discussion and conclusions.
  • The abstract may be accompanied by a maximum of three references. These are not included in the abstract word count.
  • Abstracts will be submitted on two pages.


Page one: title page, should contain the following information

  • Abstract title
  • Primary author and names of co-authors
  • Place of work and department
  • Job title
  • Address
  • Telephone number and email
Page two: should contain the abstract. 
NB: This must not include information which could identify the authors as these are reviewed blind.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference scientific committee. The committee reserves the right to reject any submission which is deemed not to meet the specified criteria or to be incompatible with the aims and objectives of the conference. Individual decisions will not be discussed. Committee members will declare conflicts of interest for each abstract and will not be involved in reviewing abstracts where this has been declared.

All authors will receive an acknowledgement within 7 working days confirming receipt of their abstract. If a notification is not received please contact the submissions administrator.

Abstracts to be submitted via email to: alison.morton@sth.nhs.uk02062018 Cancer Experience Flyer 2018

Bradford receive funding to boost children’s physical activity @BTHFT @BIBResearch @Sport_England #ActiveNation

Bradford to receive a share of £100m to boost children’s physical activity

More children in Bradford will get moving as part of an innovative £100m Sport England- scheme to tackle the problem of physical inactivity.

Projects across the north of the city will receive a share of National Lottery funding over four years to transform physical activity levels in 5 to 14-year-olds.

Born in Bradford, a research project hosted at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust led the successful bid on behalf of Active Bradford, a partnership of local providers, to become one of Sport England’s 12 Local Delivery Pilots.

Research has shown that low levels of physical activity during childhood and adolescence can lead to physical and mental health problems including diabetes, obesity and low self-esteem.  It can also have a negative impact on children and young people’s academic achievement, and social and life skills.

Physical inactivity is linked to serious problems in the city:

  • Born in Bradford data has shown that 77% of 5-11 year-olds don’t do the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity each day
  • 38% leave primary school overweight or obese
  • 10% fewer Bradford children leave school with 5 GCSEs A*-C grade
  • One in ten children need support for mental health issues

Active Bradford.The funding from Sport England will improve opportunities for children and young people to take part in physical activity and sport. This will make a major contribution to improving health, mental wellbeing, individual development, community development and quality of life.

The Bradford pilot will work with communities to understand what children and young people want and need to become more active, and feel like physical activity and sport is for them.  Projects will include new and innovative programmes and adaptations to community design along with more out-of-school-hours activity programmes, better lighting in parks, and safer spaces.

The Bradford pilot will test out new projects across the north of the city in Allerton, Fairweather Green, Toller, Heaton, Manningham, City, Bolton/Undercliffe, Windhill, Eccleshill, and replicate successful projects across the district.

Principal Research Fellow for Born in Bradford, Dr Sally Barber said: “Activity levels are worryingly low and harming our children. This funding is an incredible opportunity to explore what children and young people want and need to be more active and test innovative projects. Knowing what works can drive sustainable change in physical activity levels and improve lives.”

Chief Executive of Bradford Council, Kersten England added: “It’s difficult to over-state the importance of this investment for the youngest city in the UK, where one in four residents are under 16.

“Whilst many of our young residents get a great start in life and we produce outstanding sportswomen and men, too many of our children are physically inactive, impairing their health and prospects for their future lives. This programme will enable us to trial new and innovative approaches to increased participation in physical activity. We can’t wait to get started!”

Chair of Active Bradford, Wayne Jacobs said: “We are absolutely delighted to be chosen as a Sport England Local Delivery Pilot. It was a real team effort to win the bid, with Active Bradford partners, senior and community leaders, and children and young people all playing their part. We hope and anticipate the learning from this project will have a very real and positive impact on the lives of children and young people growing up in our communities and beyond.”

Sport England reviewed 113 pilot bids from across the country and hopes to spread learning from the Bradford pilot to other places about what works and doesn’t.

Active Bradford will lead the programme supported by Born in Bradford, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, the NHS, West Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Sport Foundation, the voluntary sector, local schools, and faith organisations. All will work together to develop and deliver the projects to support children and young people to be physically active.

Minster for Sport, Tracey Crouch, will welcome the news at the Local Government Association’s Sport and Physical Activity conference in London today (Tuesday 5 December).

Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch, said: “Sport is a powerful tool that helps strengthen communities and improves physical and mental health. So it is right that we look to do all we can to encourage people to take part. Sport England will invest up to £100 million of funding, thanks to National Lottery players, to pilot innovative projects in 12 places to get more people from all backgrounds involved in sport and physical activity. We will look to replicate and scale up learning from the pilots across the country. I look forward to seeing these projects in action.”

Jennie Price, Sport England Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that Bradford will be working with us on this ground-breaking investment. We want to get to the heart of the issues that stop people being as active as they might like to be, and work alongside every part of the community and the groups and institutions that support this.

“This is not all about sport – we’re prepared to look at wider issues like transport, childcare, how easy it is to walk or cycle – whatever that community feels is most relevant to them. The process to be appointed as a pilot area for this work was incredibly competitive, and Bradford has emerged from a very strong field. I am really delighted to be working with them.’


Picture caption: Students from Ley Top and Green Lane Primary Schools, as well as One In A Million Academy, join Bradford Council’s Chief Executive, Kersten England, Principal Research Fellow with the Born in Bradford project, Dr Sally Barber, Chairman of Active Bradford, Wayne Jacobs and Naz, Ali from Bradford Council’s youth service.

For further media information, please contact or call 01274 382265 or call communications officer, Tanya Tarry, on 01274-364700 or email

Note to Editors:

 Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for providing hospital services for the people of Bradford and communities across Yorkshire. We serve a core population of around 500,000 and provide specialist services for 1.1 million people.

Our 5,500 staff work over several sites, including Bradford Royal Infirmary, which provides the majority of inpatient services, and St Luke’s Hospital, which predominantly provides outpatient and rehabilitation services. We also manage local community hospitals at Westwood Park, Westbourne Green, and Eccleshill.

In early 2017, a new £28 million wing opened at Bradford Royal Infirmary, part of a £75m investment to improve patient care across our hospitals over a five-year period. It provides world-class facilities for elderly care, children’s services, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit with increased single-room provision and a retail concourse.

The new wing is a continuation of our work to improve patient experience after our new £2 million neonatal unit officially opened in January 2015. Our maternity services were recently shortlisted for the Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) Midwifery Service of the Year Award, recognising excellence and innovation in the provision of maternity care.

In 2017, we also completed a £2m refurbishment of our Emergency Department (ED) as part of an ambitious vision to create a more efficient acute medicine service for the people of Bradford. It has been designed to provide a slicker and more efficient service, with faster senior clinical involvement at an early stage in the patient pathway.

As a teaching hospital, we are at the forefront of education and development in healthcare, and have an excellent reputation for research performance. We are one of the leading centres in conducting applied research in the country, particularly in quality and safety, elderly care and rehabilitation.

The Trust is home to the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR) where researchers have led the development, validation and implementation of the award-winning Bradford Electronic Frailty Index (eFI) which helps calculate an elderly person’s risk of disability, impairment, falls and complications of chronic diseases, as well as their diminishing independence and capability. This is now being used by 98% of all GPs across the country.

Our award-winning Ophthalmology department is home to numerous worldwide clinical trials taking the lead in eye care research and we are one of only three sites in the United Kingdom to be enlisted in the Perioperative Enhanced Recovery Hip Fracture Care of Patients with Dementia (PERFECTED) study, which will investigate how the NHS can introduce better standards of care to improve outcomes for people with dementia.

The Trust has its own Bradford Hospitals Charity:

Follow us on Twitter: @BTHFT  For more information please visit

About Sport England

Sport England is a public body and invests more than £300 million National Lottery and government money each year in projects and programmes that help people get active and play sport.

It wants everyone in England, regardless of age, background, or level of ability, to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity. That’s why a lot of its work is specifically focused on helping people who do no, or very little, physical activity and groups who are typically less active – like women, disabled people and people on lower incomes.

Read more about:

Born in Bradford:

Active Bradford:

Sport England Local Delivery Pilots:

Yorkshire Sport Foundation:


Workshop – practitioners & managers invited to discuss research from the School of Healthcare @UniversityLeeds and its application to practice #SHEDWORKS18


A series of FREE workshops for clinical staff run by leading health care researchers in The School of Healthcare, University of Leeds. 

SHED workshops aim to bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss the impact of research on practice and opportunities for a clinical academic career.

Fantastic opportunity to learn and discuss how research studies might influence your practice – choose from a diverse range of topics relevant to maternal, child and family, older people’s and adult healthcare (see list below).

Book your place now!  Email Isla Sproat with the number of the workshop/s you want to attend.

Contact Dr Linda Milnes for further information

Who Title When and where
1 Dr Alice Keeley, Lecturer in Midwifery  and Dr Tomasina Stacey, Lecturer in Maternal Care Maternal weight in pregnancy: acknowledging stigma and communicating risk 29th Jan 1-4pm

University of Leeds

Baines Wing Room 3.20

2 Professor Theo Raynor, Chair in  Pharmacy Practice and Academic Advisor, Luto Research ‘Addressing health literacy- how to write well for patients and carers’ 7th Feb 1-4

University of Leeds

Worsley Building SR 9.58c

3 Professor Carl Thompson,

Chair in Applied Health Research

Don’t be a chimp or a chump: “clinical decisions and judgements 101”


13th Feb 1-4pm

University of Leeds

Worsley Building SR (8.34a)

4 Dr Rebecca Randell

Associate Professor in Applied Health Research

Professor Justin Keen, Professor of Health Politics, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences

How do I know that a ward is providing safe care?  Using technology to monitor from ward to board’ Tuesday 20th Feb 1-4pm

University of Leeds

Baines Wing Room 2.08

5 Dr Rebecca Randell

Associate Professor in Applied Health Research

Professor Jon Hindmarsh, Professor of Work and Interaction, King’s College London, Arron Gill, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Introducing robot-assisted surgery into practice


Wednesday 21st Feb 1-4pm

University of Leeds

Hillary Place SR (LG.01)





Professor Andrea Nelson,  Dame Kathleen Raven Chair in Clinical Nursing Research

Dr Una Adderley, Lecturer in Community Nursing

Dr Susanne Coleman, NIHR Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research

Wound Assessment – what information matters? 27th Feb 1-4pm 

University of Leeds

Worsley Building SR(6.080)

7 Professor Veronica Swallow, Chair in Child and Family Health

Dr Linda Milnes, Associate Professor in Children and Young People’s Nursing

Co-producing, evaluating and implementing information and support interventions for people living with long-term conditions. 28th Feb  1-4pm

University of Leeds

Baines Wing Room 1.13

8 Professor Karen Spilsbury, Chair in Nursing Research.

Professor John Baker, Chair in Mental Health Nursing

Professor Dave Alldred, Chair in Medicines Use and Safety.

Medicines management and administration in care homes: Considerations for the care team 5th March 9-12am

University of Leeds

Baines Wing Room 3.20

9 Professor Anne-Maree Keenan, Chair in Applied Health Research Opportunities to develop a Clinical academic research career within the NHS 19th March 1-4pm

University of Leeds

Baines Wing Room 3.20

10 Dr Helen Smith, Senior Lecturer and Director of Student Education, School of Healthcare Professional Knowledge – Dead and Buried or Alive and Thriving?

Addressing the role of curiosity in clinical practice.

26th March 9-12am

University of Leeds

Baines Wing Room 3.20