Performance in initiating and delivering clinical research
National targets for research
The Government is planning for sustained improvements in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical research with the aim to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research.
On this page you will find our most recent quarterly reports to the Department of Health under the ‘Performance in initiating and delivering clinical research initiative.'
The Trust’s clinical trial performance is measured against two national benchmarks to improve the initiation and delivery of all clinical trials approved by the Trust.
- Initiation - it should take no more than 70 days from receipt of valid research application to the recruitment of the first patient to the trial.
- Delivery – for all commercial clinical trials hosted by the Trust the agreed number of patients should be recruited within the agreed timescale.
Trust performance information 2018/19
Trust performance information 2017/18
Performance in Initiating Clinical Research - PID Q4 2017-2018.pdf [pdf] 189KB
Performance in Delivering Clinical Research - PID Q4 2017-2018.pdf [pdf] 185KB
Trust performance information 2016/17.
Trust performance information 2015/16.