The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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June 2018

GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 - Key Facts for research.

The MRC in conjunction with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have produce the following fact sheet to dispel some current misconceptions about the new regulations and research in the NHS.

May 2018

How is your personal information used in research within the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT).

You can find out how your data is used in research here in the LTHT on our new page.

April 2018

Health Research Authority guidance for NHS sites on forthcoming GDPR regulations  

Operational guidance is primarily aimed at chief investigators and sponsors, but it is important for those delivering and supporting studies at sites to be aware of the guidance too and guidance for information to be provided to participants.

January 2018

Introducing the new LEMeR (Leeds Emergency Medicine Research) website  

The website is the 'go to' space to find out about the award nominated 'Big Front Door' initiative and what research trials and research related events are being undertaken from the Emergency Department at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Thursday 30th November 2017

New process for obtaining CSU Research Lead Approval

There is now a new process for the assessment of capacity and capability of research studies conducted at LTHT.  This process is a trust wide process and will replace all existing mechanisms to obtain CSU approval. 

You must now complete the LTHT Research Study Capacity and Capability Assessment Form which is available on the R&I web pages at and submit to your CSU for review and approval. 

A completed and signed copy of this form must be submitted to LTHT R&I as evidence of CSU confirmation that there is capacity and capability within the CSU to deliver the study. Supplementary CSU specific feasibility paperwork may still be used locally to aid decision making but only this form will be accepted by LTHT R&I.

Thursday 16th November 2017

Three more HRA eLearning modules go live

The modules, which are aimed at anyone involved in designing, undertaking or reviewing such research – including R&D staff, sponsors and research ethics committee members – focus on:

  • research involving human tissue
  • research involving exposure to ionising radiation
  • confidentiality and information governance considerations in research.

The modules form half of a suite of six we have developed this year, the other three – medical devicesresearch involving participants lacking mental capacity, and use of the HRA Schedule of Events – have already been released.


Wednesday 1st November 2017

Patient Research Ambassadors

The Trust currently has eleven volunteer Patient Research Ambassadors (PRA), whose role it is to help promote the opportunities to take part in research within Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and they currently:

- Are part of the public facing team for the research within the Trust

- Collaborate with staff to improve research opportunities and communications

- Liaise with other PRAs across the Yorkshire and Humber region to share learning and experiences.

One of our PRA's John White has recently made a video about his experience in the role which can be viewed at: