Delivering clinical research: our performance

The Government wants to see a dramatic improvement in the time it takes NHS trusts to set up research studies and recruit patients into these studies. This is to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to take part in research.

This is also intended to make the UK a more attractive place to undertake research.

Initiating clinical research

In line with National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) guidance, we report on the time it takes to set up a clinical trial at Guy’s and St Thomas’. This is measured from when we receive a valid research application to when the first patient is recruited into the trial.

To see how we are doing, download our activity initiating clinical research, 1 July 2018 to 30 July 2019 (PDF 263Kb).

Recruiting patients on time and to target

We also have to report on how well we are doing at recruiting the right number of patients for each study within an agreed time period.

To see how we are doing, download recruiting patients on time and to target, 1 July 2018 to 30 July 2019 (PDF 127Kb).

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Top Trust in England for NHS research

Guy’s and St Thomas’ carries out more research studies than any other NHS Trust in the country.