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Performance in Initiating and Delivering (PID) Clinical Research

National Targets for Research

The Trusts clinical trial performance is measured against 2 national benchmarks to improve the initiation and delivery of all clinical trials approved by the Trust.  From April 2014 the Trust will aim to meet these benchmarks:

Initiation – it should take no more than 70 days from receipt of a research study application by the R&D Department to the recruitment of (i.e. consent) the 1st patient into a trial

Delivery – for all commercial clinical trials hosted by the Trust the agreed number of patients must be recruited within the agreed recruitment period

The Trust is now obliged to submit quarterly performance reports to the Department of Health setting out our performance against these benchmarks. The Trust must also make these reports available to the public on its website. Please view our Trusts reports below by clicking on the relevant links:


Quarter 2 2017/18:

Performance of Initiating (1st October 2016-30th September 2017)

Performance in Delivering (1st October 2016-30th September 2017)

Quarter 3 2017/18:

Performance of Initiating (1st January 2017-31st December 2017)

Performance in Delivering (1st January 2017-31st December 2017)

Quarter 4 2017/18:

Performance of Initiating (1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018)

Performance in Delivering (1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018)

Quarter 1 2018/19:

Performance of Initiating (1st July 2017 - 30th June 2018)

Performance in Delivering (1st July 2017 - 30th June 2018)