Our Performance

NIHR Clinical Research Network

The number of new studies delivered in the NHS has increased, and the number of patients engaged in research activity has hit an all-time high.

The NIHR collects data on a large percentage of all the clinical research taking place throughout the NHS England. In collaboration with The Guardian Online, a league table is published to allow a clear picture to how each Trust is performing.

Published in June 2013, UHB was one of the top 100 performing Trusts committed to delivering clinical research to time and target.  UHB was ranked 14th out of 290 Trusts for the number of Recruiting Studies, coming in with 249 studies. UHB was also ranked 22nd out of 290 for the number of patients recruited onto studies, coming in with 5079 patients recruited. Both rankings were significantly higher than previous years, which trend is expected to continue for fiscal year 2013/14.

NIHR Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research

The Government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS in initiating and delivering clinical research. The aim is to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research and to enhance the nation’s attractiveness as a host for 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 research. In May 2011, the NIHR launched the NIHR Research Support Services to facilitate consistent local research management and greatly improve performance.

Detailed Performance Information

UHB has been significantly improving its performace over year 2013/14. UHB’s performance in initiating research has seen a drop in number of studies not complying, and a increase in the number of studies that are complying. The links below provide full details of UHB’s performance for each quarter since 2013/14:

Year 2019/20 Performance in initiating research Performance in delivering research
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Year 2018/19 Performance in initiating research Performance in delivering research
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Year 2017/18 Performance in initiating research Performance in delivering research
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Year 2016/17 Performance in initiating research Performance in delivering research
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Year 2015/16 Performance in initiating research Performance in delivering research
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Year 2014/15 Performance in initiating research Performance in delivering research
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Year 2013/14 Performance in initiating research Performance in delivering research
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