The North Yorkshire and Humber Research and Development Service

The North Yorkshire and Humber Research and Development (R&D) service, hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire CCG, assist the CCG with all R&D-related matters including supporting them with their legal duty to promote research and the use of evidence obtained from research. The specifications for the service are currently under development and this page will be updated to reflect them once they have been confirmed.

Information leaflet providing Guidance for Primary Care Researchers requiring HRA Approval.

You can read more about the R&D Service in their Research & Development Annual Report  2016-17

Contact details for the service -

Dr Marie Girdham
North Yorkshire and Humber R&D Service Lead
Email -
Telephone -  01652 251088

Mr Boki Savelyich
North Yorkshire and Humber R&D Service Manager
Email -
Telephone - 07718192213

Mrs Danielle Hook
North Yorkshire and Humber R&D Project Manager
Email -
Telephone - 01652 251034

Mrs Angie Beacroft
North Yorkshire and Humber R&D Service Administrator
Email -
Telephone - 01652 251088

Links to useful webpages

The Health Research Authority (HRA)
The HRA protects and promotes the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research. It is also provides HRA approval for all NHS studies taking place in England, a new process from 1 April 2016 that brings together the assessment of governance and legal compliance:

UK Clinical Trials Gateway (UKCTG)
If you’re interested in taking part in a clinical trial in your area, you can get in touch with researchers via the UK Clinical Trials Gateway (UKCTG). This gateway also enables you to search for trials based on specific health conditions, drug type or geographic area:

INVOLVE is part of, and funded by, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), to support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research:

Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network
The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Science Network (AHSN) is one of fifteen innovative health networks set up to create and harness strong, purposeful partnerships between patients, health services, industry and academia:

NHS Research and Development Forum
The NHS R&D Forum is about leading, promoting, shaping and influencing quality health research and for anyone whose professional role or interests include the management and quality of health research and the strategic development of health research across the NHS and wider health economy.

The Clinical Research Network (CRN)
The Clinical Research Network (CRN) comprises of 15 Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRN) that cover the length and breadth of England. For any study that is eligible or applying for Network support, whether commercially or non-commercially sponsored, the CRN offers a range of services across the research pathway that will help study feasibility, set up and delivery. Local Clinical Research Networks 

NHS Choices
NHS Choices is the official website of the National Health Service in England and provides a comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your health and lifestyle, including information on international clinical trials: