In order to ensure we provide the best service to our patients we have to meet various targets. How well we meet the targets tells us how well we work and whether our service is improving or not.

2015/16 in a nutshell…

  • 1506 patients into 86 trials

  • 51 newly approved studies of which 11 were commercial

  • The median time taken to carry out our checks to ensure studies are safe and can be done here was 7 days

Performance in Initiating and Delivering Research

The Government wants to see a clear and continued improvement in the performance of setting up and delivering research in the NHS. This is required in order to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research and to ensure that the nation remains attractive as a host for research.

In March 2011 the Government released their Plan for Growth, which explained the Government’s plan to improve efficiency and delivery of health research at a local level. In response to this the trust has to report its performance in setting up and delivering research. From the end of September 2014, the trust must list studies opened since the start of the financial year and whether we have recruited the first patient within 70 days. This is accompanied by another report showing the performance of recruitment to all commercial clinical trials hosted in the last 12 months.

Performance in Initiating Research

Performance in Initiating Research is measured by a benchmark of 70 days or less from the receipt of the valid application received to the first patient entered into the trial. Available reports are listed below.

Performance in Delivering Research

Performance in Delivering Research is measured by whether commercial clinical trials recruit the number of patients that the Trust agreed to recruit. Available reports are listed below.

Further information regarding Performance in Initiating and Delivering Research.

Further information regarding the studies listed in these reports is available through the UK Clinical Trials Gateway.

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