The NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Research Collaboration (NIHR YHPSRC) is one of six national PSRCs in England, hosted by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The YHPSRC is committed to developing an inclusive workforce that drives world-leading patient safety research.

We aim to:

  • Increase the representativeness of our research community,
  • Support individuals to achieve their potential
  • Address barriers to under-represented groups developing patient safety research careers.

”We aspire to be the place that patient safety researchers, whatever their background, aim to establish their research careers and plan their future research trajectory.”

Drawing on and growing our networks we will support researchers from different academic or clinical disciplines, and different ethnic and social backgrounds, to develop patient safety research expertise and to realise the impact of their work.

Our approach is to value the individual and to develop opportunities for people at different stages of their research careers.

Opportunities for NHS professionals

The YHPSRC is introducing a new regional Patient Safety Research Development Award for NHS professionals/managers to enhance skills and knowledge in patient safety research by working with us on a short placement.

This award will give individuals the opportunity to have protected time to work with us and learn about aspects of patient safety research that are of interest to them and which also align with YHPSRC interests.

What the award will fund

Up to £7k to fund protected time for you to be released from your NHS job to work with us .

Supervision and mentorship

If successful, you will receive expert supervision/mentorship from a research buddy, who will agree your learning objectives and support needs to ensure you get the most out of your placement.  You may also opt to choose a mentor or clinical advisor from within your own organisation or from within our team who can act in an advisory and advocacy capacity. Several of our team have clinical backgrounds (medicine, nursing, allied health care practice, and psychology) which may help if you wish to develop a clinical academic career or require clinical advocacy to enable protected time when difficulties are encountered at work.


The award is open to NHS professionals (clinical staff and managers) working within healthcare settings or services (e.g., NHS Trusts, community care, primary care, ambulance service) in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Your line-manager will need to support your application.

How to apply

If you’re interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please complete the Expression of Interest form  here.

A member of the team will then get in touch with you about the next steps in your application.