Research Outcomes and Patient Benefits

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Outcomes of Clinical Trials 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 Q1 2013/14 in January 2014. The NNUH submits its reports quarterly; these reports for initiating and delivering clinical trials to time and target are available to view from the NIHR link below. An Excel spreadsheet of this data is available upon request, and historical reports can also be made available upon request. Please contact the NNUH Research & Development Office via for more information.

Link for Performance in Initiating and Delivering