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).

Each quarter since October 2014, RJAH has provided an update to the NIHR on initiation and delivery performance.  Please click on the individual report 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