Patient Safety Translational Research Centres (PSTRCs)

The NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre is a new £3 million national centre for patient safety research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). We are a collaboration between the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Universities of Leeds and Bradford and we are hosted within the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group. Together we engage staff and patients to deliver research that makes healthcare safer.

The Centre is led by its Director Professor Rebecca Lawton and is managed by Dr Beth Fylan. Our key strengths include:
  • a strong partnership of leading multidisciplinary patient safety researchers across a whole region
  • joint NHS and academic leadership, close working with NHS staff
  • work across all healthcare organisations (primary, secondary, mental health and community care) and at the boundaries of care
  • a track record of commitment to patient/carer and public involvement in research
  • the skills, expertise and drive to translate new ideas into policy and practice.

Our aim is to deliver research that makes healthcare safer and we will do this by focusing on four important research themes:

Patient Involvement in Patient Safety
Workforce Engagement and Wellbeing
Safe Use of Medicines
Digital Innovations for Patient Safety
The Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre is one of three national centres in England funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). We are hosted within the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group, a group recognised internationally for developing innovative solutions to patient safety problems.

The Centre is founded on a long-term partnership between the Universities of Leeds and Bradford and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We work with healthcare organisations across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Work originally developed in NIHR CLAHRC YH has informed the theoretical and methodological underpinning of the PSTRC. The Care Opinion partnership developed through the NIHR CLAHRC YH is now integral to the PSTRCs. Joint work is evident between PSTRC and the Translating Knowledge into Action (TK2A) and Avoidable Attendance and Admissions (AAA) themes. Jo Cooke, NIHR CLAHRC YH
Deputy Director, sits on the PSTRC Advisory Board.

Find out more here http://yhpstrc.org/