What does the NIHR Research Activity League Table mean to you?

Where does your trust feature on the league table? View the league table data

NIHR Clinical Research Network 

Dr Jonathan Sheffield, Chief Executive Officer, NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)

Jonathan provides a personal message of thanks to NHS trusts and patients for their on-going commitment to research.

Go to our Key Statistics page to find out more about our performance


Lis Warren, patient and research participant

Lis Warren has type 1 diabetes, and has participated in numerous research studies. Lis talks about her journey and what the league table results mean to her.

Pharmaceutical Industry

The NIHR Clinical Research Network supports commercial research studies in the NHS. Colleagues from UK pharmaceutical organisations, explain why the NIHR is important to them.

  • Christine Medhurst, Senior Investigator Site Development Lead at Pfizer
  • Adrienne Clarke, Clinical Team Manager at GSK
  • Sarah Mansfield, Head of Clinical Project Management at NovoNordisk UK
  • Charlotte Chapman, Director, Hub Unit Manager Regional Clinical Operations - Northern Europe at Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Clare Johnson, Therapeutic Area Lead Cardio-Metabolic Team at Novartis

View the key headlines for the league table


Aisling Burnand MBE, Chief Executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) 

Aisling explains what the league table means to medical research charities, and why research in the NHS is so important.

Creating a successful research culture in the NHS

Professor Steve Robson, Consultant in Fetal Medicine, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Steve talks about how Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust has embedded research into day-to-day care, and how they have stayed top of the NIHR league table for five years running.

Research delivery and NHS engagement

Stephen Lock, Research Delivery Manager, CRN Yorkshire & Humber

Stephen talks about his role and what the league table headlines means for his region.

Healthcare professionals

Professor Nick Lemoine, Director Barts Cancer Institute and Centre Lead, Centre for Molecular Oncology

Nick talks about this year's league table headlines and what they mean for Barts NHS Healthcare Trust, including being top for commercial research studies.


Heather Lambert, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Heather talks about the importance of research in the NHS and her message to patients and members of the public.