Performance in initiating and delivering research
The Government wants to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of The Government’s Plan for Growth, published in March 2011, with the aim of increasing 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’, or PID, the Foundation Trust is required to publish information regarding its performance in setting up and delivering research in a timely manner.
In order to meet the requirements of the Department of Health the Trust has to provide the following information on non-commercial trials:
Information on all clinical trials which were open during the last 12 months
Information regarding our performance in meeting the 70 day target for the time it takes from receiving a valid research application to the recruitment of our first patient to a trial.
We are also required to publish the following information regarding commercial contract clinical trials:
Information on all commercial clinical trials closed during the last 12 months
Information on our performance in recruiting the target number of patients to a trial within the target time.