Our Performance

Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research (PID)

  • Through the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) the Government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services 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.
  • For each NHS provider delivering clinical trials, the NIHR publishes performance outcomes against NIHR benchmarks.
  • Initiation Outcome: a benchmark of 70 days or less from the time a provider of NHS services receives a valid research application to the time when that provider recruits the first patient for that study (Performance in Initiating Clinical Research)
  • Delivery Outcome: recruiting to time and target for commercial contract clinical trials i.e. agreed number of patients must be recruited within the agreed recruiting timeframe (Performance in Delivery of Clinical Research).

You can view our performance against the NIHR initiation and delivery targets since since June 2019 by clicking this link

Data on our perfomance prior to June 2019 can be found in the individual reports below:

Performance in Initiation: Performance in Delivery:
Q2 (July to September) 2014: No Report        
Q4 (January to March) 2016: No Report
Q3 (October to December) 2014: No Report
Q2 (July to September) 2014: No Report