The Trust supports the national aim (outlined in the Government’s Plan for Growth and implemented by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)) to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research as well as enhancing the nation’s attractiveness as a host for research.
More information on this national commitment is available at the Central Commissioning Facility website.
In 2013 the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) requested that providers of NHS services publish outcomes of clinical trial research against certain benchmarks. From October 2013, the NIHR funding to providers of NHS services became conditional on the reporting of and meeting the two benchmarks of:
- Reduction of site set up and first participant recruitment times
- Delivery against the recruitment target agreed for the James Paget University Hospital site
Please contact the Research and Development Office for any further information on 01493 453740.
To review our current performance on initiating and delivering research please click on the following link where you will be able to see the data tables submitted to the NIHR up to the end of the last quarter.