View the 2016/17 NIHR Research Activity League Table
Watch our stakeholder videos
Watch a thought leadership interview with Professor Steve Robson, from Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust who is top of the league table for volume of research for the sixth year running.
What does the league table mean to the Pharmaceutical Industry? Watch our short video clips with colleagues from commercial organisations.
Watch a video interview with Dr Heather Lambert, a Consultant in Paediatrics, talking about the importance of research.
Each year, the Research Activity League Table is published by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), to detail research activity across all NHS trusts in England. The table provides a picture of how much clinical research is happening, where, in what types of trusts, and involving how many patients.
Find out where your local NHS trust or clinical commissioning group (CCG) features on this year's NIHR Activity Research League Table.
This year (2016/17) the league table reveals that 65 per cent of NHS trusts across England increased their research activity during 2016/17, an 8 per cent increase on 2015/16.
26 per cent of Clinical Commissioning Group* (CCG) regions across England have also seen an increase in research activity.
This has given more than 665,000 participants access to better treatments and care during 2016/17, the highest number since records began.
*For the purposes of the league table data, individual GP practices have been grouped into their CCG region.
Watch more videos from our stakeholders explaining what the league table means to them.
View the league table.
The biggest increase in research activity:
Commercial research activity
Research in the Community
CCG region commercial research
Professor Steve Robson, Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust
Promoting, conducting and using clinical research to improve treatments for NHS patients in England is part of the NHS England Constitution – and a research-active NHS is a clear priority for patients.
Watch our stakeholder videos and hear from people from across the country about what the league table means to them.