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Setting up trials efficiently: performance initiating research

Over the past six years we have significantly reduced the time it takes to set up clinical trials.  Nearly 8 out of 10 trials we open now recruit the first participant within just over two months from the date we agreed we could do the trial in our hospitals.  We measure the time from receipt of a valid application to the first patient consented that goes on to be recruited. 

Recruiting participants as planned: performance delivering commercial research

Our life sciences partners invest significantly in the UK economy to develop new treatments for patients in the NHS and across the world.  When we take part in a commercial trial, we agree how many participants we will recruit and within what timeframe.  We measure how well we do to meet those targets. 

Our performance data against these measures can be found by following this link to the NIHR CTP submission site.