We are committed to improving the service we provide to people who use our services, their families, friends and carers. Research plays a vital role in achieving this goal. We aim to ensure faster and easier clinical research, increase the number of people who participate, and enhance the attractiveness of the UK as a host for commercially sponsored research.

Since April 2014, we have been publishing information quarterly about the clinical trials we are involved in. This information is available on the Government’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) website.  The NIHR has introduced performance benchmarks for the time taken to initiate clinical trials, and for the delivery of trials to time and target.

Find out more about the Government’s incentives for providers of NHS services to improve their research programmes.

Initiating Clinical Research

This shows how quickly we get clinical trials up and running. We publish each trial together with the appropriate recruitment data.

Delivering Clinical Research

This section records information about commercial contract trials.  The details include the target number of people for each trial, the date by which we have agreed to recruit these patients, and the status of each trial.