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Performance

Making best use of our resources to improve patient care

Research generates evidence that improves the care that we can offer to our patients, and clinical outcomes are better in research active hospitals.  As a research active teaching trust we are committed to leading and taking part in research so that the results can be adopted into practice or developed further, improving clinical care. 

We support the Government's national aims of increasing the number of patients who have access to research in the NHS and social care, and enhancing the nation's attractiveness as a host for research.  The Government's Plan for Growth (2011), implemented by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), outlines these aims.

We seek to use our research funding as effectively as we can. One way we do this is by setting up trials efficiently and recruiting participants as planned.

Setting up trials efficiently: performance initiating research

Over the past six years we have significantly reduced the time it takes to set up clinical trials.  Nearly 8 out of 10 trials we open now recruit the first participant within just over two months from the date we agreed we could do the trial in our hospitals.  We measure the time from receipt of a valid application to the first patient consented that goes on to be recruited. 

Our performance data for setting up trials can be found below:

Q2: 01/10/2019 - 30/09/2020

Q1: 01/07/2019 - 30/06/2020

Q4: 01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019

Q3: 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2019

For previous performance reports, click here

Recruiting participants as planned: performance delivering commercial research

Our life sciences partners invest significantly in the UK economy to develop new treatments for patients in the NHS and across the world.  When we take part in a commercial trial, we agree how many participants we will recruit and within what timeframe.  We measure how well we do to meet those targets. 

Our performance data for delivering research can be found below:

Q2: 01/10/2019 - 30/09/2020

Q1: 01/07/2019 - 30/06/2020

Q4: 01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019

Q3: 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2018

For previous performance reports, click here