Performance information on the initiation and delivery of clinical research

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NIHR Clinical Trial 70-day Benchmark and Clinical Trial Recruitment Transparency

The Government wants to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical research.

The Government’s Plan for Growth, published in March 2011, announced the transformation of incentives at local level for efficiency in initiation and delivery of clinical research. 

As part of this incentivisation, the Department of Health requires, via the new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) contracts with providers of NHS services, the publication on a quarterly basis of information regarding: the 70-day benchmark for clinical trial initiation; and the recruitment to time and target for commercial contract clinical trials.

Providers of NHS services are required to publish the following information for Initiating Clinical Research (i.e. the 70-day benchmark) on a publicly available part of their website:

  • The Research Ethics Committee (REC) reference number
  • The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) Number
  • The name of the clinical trial
  • The date the site was invited
  • The date the site was selected
  • The HRA Approval date
  • The date the site was confirmed by the sponsor
  • The date the site was confirmed
  • The date when the site is ready to start
  • The date of the recruitment of first patient, and
  • The source of the delay in recruiting the first patient into a trial (NHS Provider/ Sponsor/ Both/ Neither).

Plus, in the event that a trial initiation did not proceed to confirmation:

  • The non-confirmation status.

Providers of NHS services are also required to publish the following information regarding commercial contract clinical trials, to meet the transparency commitment for delivering clinical research to time and target on a publicly available part of their website:

  • The Research Ethics Committee (REC) reference number
  • The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) Number
  • The name of the clinical trial
  • Whether or not a target number of patients was agreed
  • The minimum number of patients agreed to be recruited (if a range has been agreed; this will be the same as the maximum if a fixed number has been agreed)
  • The maximum number of patients agreed to be recruited (if a range has been agreed; this will be the same as the minimum if a fixed number has been agreed)
  • Whether or not a target date to recruit patients was agreed
  • The date agreed to recruit the target number of patients
  • The total number of patients recruited at the agreed target date
  • The total number of study participants recruited
  • The date that the trial closed to recruitment
  • The reason for the closure of the trial.

Below is a list of providers of NHS services in receipt of a new NIHR contract and a link to their website where the above data is published. Note where a provider of NHS services has failed to provide a link to their performance data this is highlighted.

Provider of NHS Services

Website Link

2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Website

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Website

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Barts Health NHS Trust

Website

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Website

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Website

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Website

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Website

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Website

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Website

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Website

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Website

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Website

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Website

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Website

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Website

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Website

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Website

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Website

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Website

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Website

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Website

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Website

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Website

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Website

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Website

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Website

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Link not provided

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Website

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Website

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Website

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Website

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Website

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Website

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

Website

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Website

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Website

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Website

North Bristol NHS Trust

Website

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Website

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Website

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Website

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

Website

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Website

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Website

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Website

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Website

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Link not provided

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Website

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Website

Solent NHS Trust

Website

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Website

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Website

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Website

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Website

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Website

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

Website

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Website

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Website

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Website

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

St Helen's and Knowsley Hospital Services NHS Trust

Website

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust

Website

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Website

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Website

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Website

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Website

The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

Website

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Website

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Website

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Website

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Website

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Website

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Website

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Website

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Website

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Website

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Website

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

West London Mental Health NHS Trust

Website

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Website

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Weston Area Health NHS Trust

Website

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Website

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Website

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Website

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Website

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Website