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The Government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical research.  The 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 research.

For clinical trials, the National Institute of Health Research  (NIHR) will publish outcomes against agreed benchmarks, including an initial benchmark of 70 days or less from the time a provider of NHS services receives a valid research application* to the time when that provider recruits the first patient for that study.

In future, NIHR funding to providers of NHS services will become conditional on meeting benchmarks, including the 70-day benchmark to recruit first patients for trials.

We have to provide data on our Performance in Initiating Clinical Research and in the Performance in Delivering Clinical Research to the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility on a quarterly basis.

To review this information please select the link for the quarter you wish to view from the drop down menu below. 

Performance in initiating and delivering research

Q2019-2020

Performance in Initiation of Clinical Research Q1

Performance in Delivery of Clinical Research Q1 (no data to report)

Q2018 - 2019

Performance in Initiation of Clinical Research Q4

Performance in Delivery of Clinical Research Q4 (no data to report)

Performance in Initiation of Clinical Research Q3 

Performance in Delivery of Clinical Research Q3 (no data to report)

Performance in Initiation of Clinical Research Q2

Performance in Delivery of Clinical Research Q2 (no data to report)

Performance in Initiation of Clinical Research Q1

Performance in Delivery of Clinical Research Q1

Q2016 - 2017

Performance in Initiation of Clinical Research Q4

Performance in Delivery of Clinical Research Q4 (no data to report)

Performance in Initiation of Clinical Research Q3

Performance in Delivery of Clinical Research Q3 (no data to report)

Performance in Initiation of Clinical Research Q2

Performance in Delivery of Clinical Research Q2 (no data to report)

Performance in Initiation of Clinical Research Q1

Performance in Delivery of Clinical Research Q1

For all team members please contact: lch.research@nhs.net

8.00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday 

Disclaimer

A valid research application means that a complete document set, including a statement of activities and schedule of events, has been received by the NHS provider. This proceeds Health Research Authority and Ethics approval. Some studies will require  other agency review such as MHRA approval. NHS providers have to undertake a local ‘capability and capacity’ assessment following regulatory approvals and prior to the delivery of research activity.  

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