Research performance

NIHR performance

Annual reports

Our annual reports detail NIHR’s activities and achievements during each financial year, highlighting how we are supporting research and delivering impact across our five core workstreams and our Global Health Research programme. The report also supplies financial data on our funding for the year.

View the PDF or web version of our 2018/19 annual report. If you require this in a different format please contact us.

Read the news article about the publication.

NIHR Clinical Research Network Performance

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) provides the infrastructure and funding to support high quality clinical research.

The CRN performance page provides information about the effectiveness of the Network in improving research delivery and supporting researchers in meeting their targets, as well as reporting against objectives such as increasing the number of CRN-supported studies and number of research participants.

Find out more about the performance of the NIHR Clinical Research Network.

NHS research performance

NIHR Research Activity League Table

Each year, the NIHR Clinical Research Network publishes the NIHR Research Activity League Table. It provides a picture of research activity in all NHS Trusts, Foundation Trusts and GP practices in England. The table data includes how much clinical research is happening, where, in what types of NHS provider, and involving how many patients.

Visit the 2018/19 NIHR Research Activity League Table.

NHS performance in initiating and delivering research

The NIHR measures the performance of all providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering research, on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. The government uses this information to ensure that clinical research in England is conducted efficiently and effectively.

The NIHR collects data from all providers of NHS services in England that undertake clinical research, including trusts that undertake NIHR-funded research and those that deliver studies on the CRN portfolio. This is known as the Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research (PID) exercise and takes place once a quarter.

Find out what data you need to submit to the PID exercise and how.

We analyse these data to understand how quickly providers of NHS services are recruiting patients to clinical trials and how they are performing against their contractual requirements.

We publish comparison tables showing the performance of all organisations that submit to the PID exercise and trend analyses showing performance across the country as a whole.

These data allow organisations to compare their performance against that of other providers in their region and seek improvements, to increase the number of patients having the opportunity to participate in research and to enhance the nation’s attractiveness as a host for research.

View our data on performance in initiating and delivering research.

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