Improving performance in initiating and delivering clinical research

The Government is committed to creating the best environment for clinical trials and this includes a commitment to increase the number of clinical trials, improve clinical trial capabilities and reduce the time it takes to initiate and deliver studies, ensuring we are supporting the most innovative trials and meeting the needs of the Life Sciences Industry.

The National Institute for Health Research requires providers of NHS services in receipt of NIHR funding to measure and publish their performance in initiating and delivering clinical research. Publication of performance data using the agreed Minimum Data Set will better meet the needs of industry partners in research site selection and allow sponsors to view the most appropriate timelines for each clinical trial

View the latest Trust reports (PDF format) below.

PI - Performance in Initiating Clinical Research

Every clinical trial for which Confirmation of Capacity and Capability has been issued in the past 12 months:


PD – Performance in Delivering Clinical Research

Every commercial clinical trial hosted by the NHS provider closed to recruitment in the previous twelve months: