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 and Social Care 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 NHSFT

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Aintree University Hospital NHSFT

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Airedale NHSFT

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Alder Hey Children's NHSFT

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Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHSFT

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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHST

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Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHST

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Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHST

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Barnsley Hospital NHSFT

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Barts Health NHST

Website

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHSFT

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Bedford Hospital NHST

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Berkshire Healthcare NHSFT

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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHSFT

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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHSFT

Website

Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital NHSFT

Website

Black Country Partnership NHSFT

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

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Bolton NHSFT

Website

Bradford District Care NHSFT

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Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHST

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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHST

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Burton Hospitals NHSFT

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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHSFT

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Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHSFT

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Cambridgeshire Community Services NHST

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Camden and Islington NHSFT

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Central and North West London NHSFT

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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHSFT

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Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHSFT

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Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHSFT

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City Hospitals Sunderland NHSFT

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Colchester Hospital University NHSFT

Website

Cornwall Partnership NHSFT

Website

Countess of Chester Hospital NHSFT

Website

County Durham and Darlington NHSFT

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Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHST

Website

Croydon Health Services NHST

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Cumbria Partnership NHSFT

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Dartford and Gravesham NHST

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Derby Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHST

Website

Derbyshire Healthcare NHSFT

Website

Devon Partnership NHST

Website

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Dorset County Hospital NHSFT

Website

Dorset Healthcare University NHSFT

Website

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHST

Website

East and North Hertfordshire NHST

Website

East Cheshire NHST

Website

East Kent Hospitals University NHSFT

Website

East Lancashire Hospitals NHST

Website

East London NHSFT

Website

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHST

Website

East of England Ambulance Service NHST

Website

East Sussex Healthcare NHST

Website

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHST

Website

Essex Partnership University NHSFT

Website

Frimley Health NHSFT

Website

Gateshead Health NHSFT

Website

George Eliot Hospital NHST

Website

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHSFT

Website

Great Western Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

Website

Guy's and St Thomas' NHSFT

Website

Hampshire Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Harrogate and District NHSFT

Website

Heart Of England NHSFT

Website

Hertfordshire Community NHST

Website

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHSFT

Website

Homerton University Hospital NHSFT

Website

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHST

Website

Humber NHSFT

Website

Imperial College Healthcare NHST

Website

Ipswich Hospital NHST

Website

Isle of Wight NHST

Website

James Paget University Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Website

Kent Community Health NHSFT

Website

Kettering General Hospital NHSFT

Website

King's College Hospital NHSFT

Website

Kingston Hospital NHSFT

Website

Lancashire Care NHSFT

Website

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Leeds and York Partnership NHSFT

Website

Leeds Community Healthcare NHST

Website

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHST

Website

Leicestershire Partnership NHST

Website

Lewisham and Greenwich NHST

Website

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHST

Website

Lincolnshire Partnership NHSFT

Website

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHSFT

Website

Liverpool Women's NHSFT

Website

London Ambulance Service NHST

Website

London North West Healthcare NHST

Website

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHSFT

Website

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHST

Website

Manchester University NHSFT

Website

Medway NHSFT

Website

Mersey Care NHSFT

Website

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHST

Website

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHST

Website

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHSFT

Website

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHSFT

Website

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Norfolk and Suffolk NHSFT

Website

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHST

Website

North Bristol NHST

Website

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHST

Website

North East Ambulance Service NHSFT

Website

North East London NHSFT

Website

North Middlesex University Hospital NHST

Website

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHST

Website

North Tees and Hartlepool NHSFT

Website

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Website

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHSFT

Website

Northampton General Hospital NHST

Website

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHSFT

Website

Northern Devon Healthcare NHST

Website

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHSFT

Website

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHSFT

Website

Northumbria Healthcare NHSFT

Website

Nottingham University Hospitals NHST

Website

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHSFT

Website

Oxford Health NHSFT

Website

Oxford University Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Papworth Hospital NHSFT

Website

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHST

Website

Pennine Care NHSFT

Website

Plymouth Hospitals NHST

Website

Poole Hospital NHSFT

Website

Portsmouth Hospitals NHST

Website

Queen Victoria Hospital NHSFT

Website

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHSFT

Link not provided

Royal Berkshire NHSFT

Website

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHSFT

Website

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHST

Website

Royal Devon and Exeter NHSFT

Website

Royal Free London NHSFT

Website

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHST

Website

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHST

Website

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHSFT

Website

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHSFT

Website

Salford Royal NHSFT

Website

Salisbury NHSFT

Website

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHST

Website

Sheffield Children's NHSFT

Website

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHSFT

Website

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHST

Website

Solent NHST

Website

Somerset Partnership NHSFT

Website

South Central Ambulance Service NHSFT

Website

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHSFT

Website

South London and Maudsley NHSFT

Website

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHSFT

Website

South Tees Hospitals NHSFT

Website

South Tyneside NHSFT

Website

South Warwickshire NHSFT

Website

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHSFT

Website

South Western Ambulance Service NHSFT

Website

Southend University Hospital NHSFT

Website

Southern Health NHSFT

Website

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHST

Website

St George's University Hospitals NHSFT

Website

St Helen's and Knowsley Hospital Services NHST

Website

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHST

Website

Stockport NHSFT

Website

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHSFT

Website

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHST

Website

Sussex Community NHSFT

Website

Sussex Partnership NHSFT

Website

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHSFT

Website

Taunton and Somerset NHSFT

Website

Tavistock and Portman NHSFT

Website

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHSFT

Website

The Christie NHSFT

Website

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT

Website

The Dudley Group NHSFT

Website

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHSFT

Website

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHSFT

Website

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHST

Website

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn, NHSFT

Website

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHSFT

Website

The Rotherham NHSFT

Website

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHSFT

Website

The Royal Marsden NHSFT

Website

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHSFT

Website

The Royal Wolverhampton NHST

Website

The Walton Centre NHSFT

Website

The Whittington Hospital NHST

Website

Torbay and South Devon NHSFT

Website

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHST

Website

University College London Hospitals NHSFT

Website

University Hospital Southampton NHSFT

Website

University Hospitals Birmingham NHSFT

Website

University Hospitals Bristol NHSFT

Website

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHST

Website

University Hospitals of Leicester NHST

Website

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHSFT

Website

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHST

Website

Walsall Healthcare NHST

Website

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHSFT

Website

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHST

Website

West London Mental Health NHST

Website

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHSFT

Website

West Suffolk NHSFT

Website

Western Sussex Hospitals NHSFT

Website

Weston Area Health NHST

Website

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHSFT

Website

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHST

Website

Worcestershire Health and Care NHST

Website

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHSFT

Website

Wye Valley NHST

Website

Yeovil District Hospital NHSFT

Website

York Teaching Hospital NHSFT

Website

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHST

Website