Clinical research performance
The Government’s Plan for Growth, published in March 2011, announced the transformation of incentives at a local level for efficiency in initiation and delivery of clinical research.
The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has established two performance metrics against which the Trust, along with all other NHS providers are measured.
Performance in initiating clinical research
Clinical trials to be set-up and operational, and to have recruited the first patient within a 70 day period. This metric looks at how quickly trials are set-up and recruited to.
Recruitment of commercial clinical trials to time and target. This metric looks at whether or not we’ve recruited the target number of patients in the timeframe we said we would achieve. The overall aim is to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research and to enhance the nation’s attractiveness as a host for clinical research.
We are currently required to submit 12 months’ worth of data on these two benchmarks to NIHR on a quarterly basis. The latest update on both of these metrics is provided below:
- Performance in Initiating Clinical Research (HRA Permissions) – (updated January 2020)
- Performance in Delivering Clinical Research (Commercial Trials) – (updated January 2020)
Research publications at the Trust
Below are lists of research publications produced by the Trust between 2013 to 2018:
- Trust research publications 2018
- Trust research publications 2017
- Trust research publications 2016
- Trust research publications 2015
- Trust research publications 2014
- Trust research publications 2013
The reason why we do research is so that we can enhance patient outcome and experience. The following sections maybe of interest to you as they provide local examples of this, they enable you to find out which studies are taking place, let you know how you can donate to support local research and also how you can find out more about the experience of those in research and how research evidence national.
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Click here to watch four short videos of patients sharing their experiences of research at the Trust.