Research Outcomes and Patient Benefits

Health care professionals in the Trust have extensive collaborations with a wide range of other national and international hospitals or institutes. A recent analysis shows that 18.7% of published articles by Trust employees are the result of international collaborations.

Examples of  our research include:

The NNUH has been at the forefront nationally of various screening programs including the original bowel cancer screening programme in which it was one of two national pilots; the new flexible sigmoidoscopy based screening programme in NNUH  involved Imperial and the Mayo Clinic in the original study.

Other examples are the liquid based cytology screening program and HPV adoption.

Outcomes of Clinical Trial Research

The government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical trials. In 2013 the NIHR requested that providers of NHS services publish outcomes of clinical trial research against certain benchmarks. From October 2013, the NIHR funding to providers of NHS services became conditional on the reporting of and meeting the two benchmarks of:

  • Recruiting the first patient within the 70 day time period from submission of the study
  • Delivery against the recruitment target agreed for the NNUH site

In line with NIHR guidance, NNUH submitted its first report for Q3 2013/14 in January 2014. The NNUH has now submitted its reports for Q2 2017-18; these reports for initiating and delivering clinical trials to time and target are available to download as PDF files from the links below. An Excel spreadsheet of this data is available upon request, historical reports can also be made available upon request; please contact the NNUH Research & Development office rdoffice@nnuh.nhs.uk ”

PDF Files for Delivery and Initiation Data for Q2 2017-18