Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

You are here: Home > About us > Research and development > Activity and performance > Performance, initiating and delivering clinical research (PID)

Performance, initiating and delivering clinical research (PID)

The Department of Health wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivery 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 Department of Health wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivery 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.

We report on a quarterly basis to the Department of Health our performance against national benchmarks for clinical trials hosted at Chelsea and Westminster.

The first benchmark relates to the initiation of clinical research. It should take no longer than 70 days following receipt of a valid research application to the recruitment of the first participant.

The second benchmark relates to the delivery of clinical research. For all commercial clinical trials, the agreed target number of participants should be recruited within the agreed timeframe.

Initial report

Our initial report to the Department of Health relates to the period 01 Apr 2013 to 31 Mar 2014:

Brief analysis:

  • Our adjusted achievement performance for the initiation target (which removes from the analysis all trials whereby the target could still be met (ie, 70 calendar days are yet to pass), or where the reason for failing to meet the target is not the fault of the NHS organisation, but is the fault of the sponsor) was 34.6%.
  • Our achievement performance for the delivery target was 47.5%, against a group average of 40.7% (we are compared nationally with Trusts hosting a similar number of commercial clinical trials).

Second report

Our second report to the Department of Health relates to the period 01 Jul 2013 to 30 Jun 2014:

Brief analysis:

  • Our adjusted achievement performance for the initiation target (which removes from the analysis all trials whereby the target could still be met (ie, 70 calendar days are yet to pass), or where the reason for failing to meet the target is not the fault of the NHS organisation, but is the fault of the sponsor) was 56.5%.
  • Our achievement performance for the delivery target was 53.1%, against a group average of 43.7% (we are compared nationally with Trusts hosting a similar number of commercial clinical trials).

Third report

Our third report to the Department of Health relates to the period 01 Oct 2013 to 30 Sep 2014:

Brief analysis:

  • Our adjusted achievement performance for the initiation target (which removes from the analysis all trials whereby the target could still be met (ie, 70 calendar days are yet to pass), or where the reason for failing to meet the target is not the fault of the NHS organisation, but is the fault of the sponsor) was 87.5%.
  • Our achievement performance for the delivery target was 46.4%, against a group average of 47.0% (we are compared nationally with Trusts hosting a similar number of commercial clinical trials).

Fourth report

Our fourth report to the Department of Health relates to the period 01 Jan 2014 to 30 Dec 2014:

Brief analysis:

  • Our adjusted achievement performance for the initiation target (which removes from the analysis all trials whereby the target could still be met (ie, 70 calendar days are yet to pass), or where the reason for failing to meet the target is not the fault of the NHS organisation, but is the fault of the sponsor) was 93.8%.
  • Our achievement performance for the delivery target was 46.9%, against a group average of 42.5% (we are compared nationally with Trusts hosting a similar number of commercial clinical trials).

Fifth report

Our fifth report to the Department of Health relates to the period 01 Apr 2014 to 31 Mar 2015:

Brief analysis:

  • Our adjusted achievement performance for the initiation target (which removes from the analysis all trials whereby the target could still be met (ie, 70 calendar days are yet to pass), or where the reason for failing to meet the target is not the fault of the NHS organisation, but is the fault of the sponsor) was 100%.
  • Our achievement performance for the delivery target was 43.3%, against a group average of 50.1% (we are compared nationally with Trusts hosting a similar number of commercial clinical trials).

Sixth report

Our sixth report to the Department of Health relates to the period 01 Jul 2014 to 30 Jun 2015:

Brief analysis:

  • Our adjusted achievement performance for the initiation target (which removes from the analysis all trials whereby the target could still be met (ie, 70 calendar days are yet to pass), or where the reason for failing to meet the target is not the fault of the NHS organisation, but is the fault of the sponsor) was 100%. We have recently acquired the former West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, whom reported for the first time during this quarter and have a performance achievement of 100% also.
  • Our achievement performance for the delivery target was 42.9%, against a group average of 45.2% (we are compared nationally with Trusts hosting a similar number of commercial clinical trials). We have recently acquired the former West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, whom reported for the first time during this quarter and have a performance achievement of 50%, against a group average of 40.7%.

Seventh report

Our seventh report to the Department of Health relates to the period 01 Oct 2014 to 30 Sep 2015 and includes analysis for the former West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust:

Eighth report

Our eighth report to the Department of Health relates to the period 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015 and includes analysis for the former West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust:

Ninth report

Our ninth report to the Department of Health relates to the period 01 Apr 2015 to 31 Mar 2016 and includes analysis for the former West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust:

Tenth report

Our tenth report to the Department of Health relates to the period 01 Jul 2015 to 30 Jun 2016 and includes analysis for West Middlesex University Hospital:

Eleventh report

Our eleventh report to the Department of Health relates to Q2 2016/17 and includes analysis for West Middlesex University Hospital:

Twelfth report

Our twelfth report to the Department of Health relates to Q3 2016/17 and includes analysis for West Middlesex University Hospital:

Thirteenth report

Our thirteenth report to the Department of Health relates to Q4 2016/17 and includes analysis for West Middlesex University Hospital:

Fourteenth report

Our fourteenth report to the Department of Health relates to Q1 2017/18 and includes analysis for West Middlesex University Hospital:

Fifteenth report

Our fifteenth report to the Department of Health relates to Q2 2017/18 and includes analysis for West Middlesex University Hospital:

Feedback

Was this page useful to you?

Share this page