Medicines Optimisation Translational Research Centre

Knowledge for the future, better health with medicines today.

The Yorkshire & Humber Medicines Optimisation Translational Research Centre is a new community of research of active individuals and organisations who support each other foster and coordinate translational research in the field of medicines optimisation. It provides a conduit for the products of research activity to drive service improvement and the adoption of innovation in medicines optimisation.

We want to:

  • Demonstrate that Medicines Optimisation is an economically sound and clinically effective healthcare strategy.
  • Enhance understanding about optimal use of medicines to improve patient’s outcomes of care.
  • Increase the number of successful collaborative grant applications funding Medicines Optimisation Translational Research (MOTR) to Yorkshire & Humber.
  • Increase the number of clinicians, academics and patients who are engaged in MOTR, and facilitate effective research training.
  • Provide an infrastructure for translating medicines optimisation research into practice.

How will we achieve these ambitions?

  • We have pulled together a core team of people from across the region to steer the development of the centre and its infrastructure.
  • We will establish a platform on which researchers and aspiring researchers can connect and converse.
  • We will provide a centralised resource where people can share their research activity for the benefit of others.
  • We will identify the research strengths of the Yorkshire & Humber community.
  • We will provide networking and showcasing opportunities for local researchers. The first MOTRConnect event at was held at University of Bradford on 15th July 2015 and was attended by Keith Ridge, Chie.

Get involved

Download an introductory set of slides from Sheffield Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust here.

View the organisational development ‘theory of change’ here.

Let us know if you are interested in being a part of this community by e-mailing a copy of the expression of interest form to


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