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Performance

Efficient set-up and delivery of research

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust supports the national aim (outlined in the Government's Plan for Growth and implemented by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)) to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research as well as enhancing the nation's attractiveness as a host for research. More information about the NIHR - visit the website

Research improves the care that we can offer to our patients, and as a research active teaching trust we are committed to delivering research so that the results can be adopted into practice or developed further. 

By setting up trials efficiently (performance initiating research) and recruiting participants as planned (performance delivering research), we can contribute to the effective use of research funds awarded by the government, research charities and our industry partners.

Initiating Clinical Trials

The national benchmark against which we are measured for recruiting the first patient into a clinical trial is 70 days. This is measured from the date an NHS organisation receives a valid research application. 

Information about our performance in initiating clinical trials which received NHS permission to take place at UH Bristol within the dates specified is available here:

Q1: 01/07/2012 - 30/06/2013

Q2: 01/10/2012 - 30/09/2013

Q3: 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2013

Q4: 01/04/2013 - 31/03/2014

Q1: 01/07/2013 - 30/06/2014 - data

Q1: 01/07/2013 - 30/06/2014 - charts

Q2: 01/10/2013 - 30/09/2014

Q3: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

Q4: 01/04/2014 - 31/03/2015

Q1: 01/07/2014 - 30/06/2015

Q2: 01/10/2014 - 30/09/2015

Q3: 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Q4: 01/04/2015 - 31/03/2016

Q1: 01/07/2015 - 30/06/2016

Q2: 01/10/2015 - 30/09/2016

Q3: 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016

Q4: 01/04/2016 - 31/03/2017

Q1: 01/07/2016 - 30/06/2017

Delivering Commercial Research          

The national target for commercial contract research is that every commercial trial is delivered within the time agreed and that the target number of patients to be recruited is achieved.

Information about our performance delivering commercial trials which received NHS permission to take place in UH Bristol within the dates specified is available here:

Q1: 01/07/2012 - 30/06/2013

Q2: 01/10/2012 - 30/09/2013

Q3: 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2013

Q4: 01/04/2013 - 31/03/2014

Q1: 01/07/2013 - 30/06/2014

Q2: 01/10/2013 - 30/09/2014

Q3: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

Q4: 01/04/2014 - 31/03/2015

Q1: 01/07/2014 - 30/06/2015

Q2: 01/10/2014 - 30/09/2015

Q3: 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015

Q4: 01/04/2015 - 31/03/2016

Q1: 01/07/2015 - 30/06/2016

Q2: 01/10/2015 - 30/09/2016

Q3: 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016

Q4: 01/04/2016 - 31/03/2017

Q1: 01/07/2016 - 30/06/2017