The Government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical research with the aim to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research. As part of its research performance reporting to the Department of Health under the ‘Performance in initiating and delivering clinical research initiative’, the Trust is required to publish information regarding:

  • Its recruitment to clinical trials, namely whether the 70-day benchmark to recruit first patient into the trial has been met (Performance in initiating clinical research)
  • Its recruitment to time and target for commercial contract clinical trials (Performance in delivering clinical research).

The performance information for the Trust for the current financial year is given in the documents below. For further information regarding this please contact John Hiley, Head of Research on 01274 363249 or email john.hiley@bdct.nhs.uk