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New £3m research centre moves step closer

A new Yorkshire centre which will improve the health and wellbeing of children and the elderly, as well as the safety of patients in hospitals and clinics, has taken another step forward with the submission of building plans for approval. The Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare, to be established at Bradford Royal Infirmary, brings together clinicians from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with researchers from the universities of Bradford and Leeds, and has been made possible thanks to a £1 million award from the Wolfson Foundation.

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Research team mark special anniversary

A Bradford-based dedicated research team, which has played a leading role in stroke and elderly care research, is set to celebrate a special anniversary. It is 30 years since the successful Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation was founded and over the decades it has grown to become an international leader in healthcare innovation. The unit is based in the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR) building on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and is part of the University of Leeds, administratively located within the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences.

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Make a difference - become a governor

Could you make a difference to healthcare in Bradford? Bradford Teaching Hospitals is seeking public governors to sit on the Foundation Trust’s Council.

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Bradford dietitians scoop national awards

A Bradford project which has improved the recognition and management of malnutrition in the community has scooped two national awards. The joint initiative, involving the medicines optimisation team at NHS Bradford City and Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the nutrition and dietetics service at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT), won an Innovation Award at the SystmOne National User Group conference and was named winner of the ‘Utilising Technology’ category at the PrescQIPP Innovation Awards.

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Radio Royal celebrates 65th anniversary

It began with a simple record player and a few borrowed hits sung by artists such as Vera Lynn, Frankie Laine, Doris Day and Nat King Cole, who were topping the charts at the time. The year was 1952 and the news headlines told of Queen Elizabeth II ascending to the throne, Len Hutton being appointed England cricket captain and the end of tea rationing. On Tuesday, 17 October, Radio Royal will celebrate 65 years of broadcasting and being a bedside friend to countless patients at Bradford Royal Infirmary, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Online accessibility tool opens our hospitals to all

Patients, visitors and staff using our buildings and services will soon be able to find out just how accessible they are thanks to a new online tool. The free accessibility checker is being created by national disability organisation DisabledGo, and is due to go live in 2018. The resource will be a great help to disabled people, friends and family, carers, and people who would simply like to know more about parking, walking distances and toilet facilities.

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Don't bring bugs into hospital, urges Trust

Chocolates, magazines, grapes… whatever you bring into hospital, make sure it’s not norovirus. Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is asking people to help them protect patients and staff from infection by avoiding coming into hospital if you are suffering with vomiting or diarrhoea. The Trust, which runs Bradford Royal Infirmary, St Luke’s Hospital and Westwood Park and Westbourne Green community hospitals, is asking anyone planning to visit any of their hospitals to stay at home if they or their family members have had diarrhoea, vomiting or ‘flu-like’ symptoms in the previous four days.

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Project SEARCH scoops top award

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has walked away with a top prize at an awards ceremony in the city for its ground-breaking Project SEARCH. Bradford Project SEARCH helps Bradford students with learning disabilities find employment through work experience placements and classroom teaching. The Trust has now scooped the award for Best Practice in Employment of Disabled People in new awards set up by Bradford and District Disabled People’s Forum, supported by Sovereign Healthcare and Easier Access.

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Bake Off star Sandy to judge hospital competition

Great British Bake Off star Sandy Docherty is set to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Bradford Teaching Hospitals’ own NHS charity (Bradford Hospitals Charity) by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Sandy, a runner-up in the 2015 series of Bake Off, will lend a hand on a cake stall at Bradford Royal Infirmary this Friday before judging the Trust’s own Bake Off competition. Bradford-based Sandy was thrilled to be asked to get involved in helping to raise funds for two such good causes.

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Trust inspires doctors of the future

A Bradford student is set to embark on a career as a doctor after being inspired by her local hospital. Eighteen-year-old Anna Mehrem has won a place at Leeds Medical School – an achievement she puts down to the skills, knowledge and support received by attending specialist courses at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI.) The hospital, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is leading the way in trying to create opportunities for people through projects such as the ‘Introduction to Medicine Widening Participation’ summer school and associated courses.

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