Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) has launched a city-wide COVID-19 vaccine research delivery team to plan for large scale COVID-19 vaccine research recruitment across Leeds, Harrogate and York.

There are a number of different research studies being looked at for the region, so more details on each vaccine will be released in the coming weeks. For now, they need people to register their interest in taking part so when they are ready to start recruiting people, they can get in contact right away.

For this to happen, it’s important for large-scale vaccine research studies to involve as many people as possible from the community to sign up and take part. This gives researchers a better understanding of how well each vaccine works, and how it works for different communities.

LTHT’s aim is to start vaccine research trials in Autumn this year in Leeds, Harrogate and York.

To find out more about COVID-19 Vaccine research and to register visit www.nhs.uk/researchcontact

Patient involvement in the development of Covid-19 research 

LTHT and the University of Leeds are looking for people with experience of COVID-19 who are interested in helping them plan and improve research in this area. This will make sure research improves the care and treatments people with COVID-19 receive in the future.

You can get involved as much or as little as you want. Here are some examples of the kind of activities you may like to get involved in:

  • Taking part in interviews or focus groups about experiences over the phone or via videoconferencing
  • Sharing your ideas about how COVID-19 research might be advertised to others
  • Helping researchers decide the most important areas for COVID-19 research
  • Reviewing leaflets and other information given to patients to ensure that it is clear and understandable

If this is something you are interested in, please contact either Amy or Gwyn on [email protected] Phone/video calls can also be arranged via this email address