Important Notice

With the upcoming election on the 4th of July 2024, as a public sector organisation, we have made the decision to postpone the conference detailed below until after this event.

As disappointing as this may be, we hope you continue your interest. We will provide a further update regarding the new confirmed date as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at

On Thursday 27 June 2024 between 9.00am and 4.00pm, the BDCFT Library and Research & Development teams will host CLEAR 2024 at the Great Victoria Hotel in Bradford City Centre. The theme of the event is ‘The Power of Evidence: Advancing Equity in Access to Healthcare.’

At the event, there will be three keynote speakers, a range of parallel sessions, the ‘Big Debate’, poster presentations, and a variety of stalls to highlight quality local research and evidence based practice projects. It is anticipated that the day will be a motivational and learning experience for all staff interested in research and evidence based practice.

The event will be opened by our Trust’s Chief Executive, Therese Patten.

The three keynote speakers are:

  • Sue Lacey Bryant, Chief Knowledge Officer for the NHS England.
  • Dr Sohail Abbas, Director of Population Health and Inequalities in Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership.
  • Professor Atif Rahman, Professor of Child Psychiatry & Global Mental Health, University of Liverpool.

It’s our fifth conference and the ‘big debate’ has always been a popular aspect of the conference. This year, our debating panel will argue their position on the following topic: ‘In a time of budgetary constraint, is health equity an achievable priority for the NHS?’

A range of posters will be on display during the conference for delegates to view during the breaks.  Posters can be submitted for any aspect of research or evidence based practice.  There will also be prizes for the winning posters with all delegates having a vote in a secret ballot! Please do get in touch if you’d like to present a poster at the conference.

For more information about the conference or to ask about presenting a poster on the day, please contact us at


To register for the event, click here. Please note registration for the event closes on Wednesday 12 June 2024. For more information on the event including the programme, poster competition and venue, click here.


Date: Thursday, 27th June 2024

Venue: The Great Victoria Hotel, City Centre, Bradford, BD1 1JX

Starts: 9:00am

Ends: 4:00pm

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