BaBi Wakefield

We’re part of an exciting new venture called Born and Bred in (BaBi) Wakefield!

BaBi Wakefield is a new research initiative which aims to create a picture of local people’s health and lives over time. It uses research to help identify how we might create a healthier, happier environment for families across Wakefield District to enjoy.

Starting during pregnancy, local data which is routinely collected about you and your child is linked together to create a wider picture of your family’s health and wellbeing. This includes health, social and educational sources of data.

Researchers use the collated data from all the participants to investigate key questions around the health of people living in Wakefield District, looking for ways in which we could make improvements to help local people. Over time, this will provide a really useful insight to help inform the future development of local services.

This short video was produced with families in Bradford, where the scheme, known as Born in Bradford (BiB), began. It explains how the research study works and what the benefits have been for local families:

BaBi Wakefield opened for participants in early 2022, with a full public launch in July 2022. You can find out more about BaBi Wakefield, on the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust website.

BaBi Wakefield is part of the BaBi Network, which began with Born in Bradford.  It is a group of local birth cohort studies that work together to link routine data with the aim to improve the health and wellbeing of families through research. To find out more please visit the Born in Bradford website:

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