Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research
The government measures how the Trust performs when initiating and delivering a clinical trial. A clinical trial is a research study involving people. People are offered a choice to take part in a trial and they will confirm their decision by providing consent. All clinical trials are regulated robustly before they can start. The purpose of a clinical trial is to provide answers to questions such as:
- Does the treatment work?
- Is the treatment safe?
- What are the treatment side effects?
- Does it work better than other treatments?
Click here to download our performance data for quarter three of 2016 and find further details of how we are measured below:
Performance in Initiating Clinical Trials
This measures the time between a valid research application / when the Trust was selected as a research site and the date the first participant was recruited. The benchmark for this is 70 days. The Trust initiated 2 clinical trials between 1st January 2016 and 31st December 2016 of which:
- 1 was initiated within the benchmark.
- 1 did not achieve the benchmark.
Performance in Delivering Clinical Trials
This measures whether the research team recruited the target number of participants on time and to target. This measure applies to research sponsored by commercial companies.
The Trust hosted 2 commercially sponsored clinical trials between 1st January 2016 and 31st December 2016 of which both successfully delivered the trial to time and to target.
See report for further information about these studies
To improve our performance in initiating and delivering clinical trials we are working with our researchers to educate them about these measures and to identify their study needs early.
Please contact the team if you would like further information about research undertaken by the Trust or if you would like to make any suggestions to improve our research performance.