Research performance

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The Government’s Plan for Growth introduced incentives for efficiency in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research.

The number of new studies delivered in the NHS has increased, and the number of patients engaged in research activity has hit an all-time high. We are one of the top 100 performing Trusts committed to delivering clinical research to time and target. Visit the NIHR Clinical Research Network performance page to find out more about how Trusts are performing on research.

We are also committed to making information available on our performance in setting up and starting recruitment to studies (Initiating) and on recruiting the agreed number of participants in the agreed timescale (Delivering). Currently information is included for all studies that are categorised as clinical trials. This includes studies of new medication and other interventions such as trials of different therapies.

Benchmarks have been set and the organisation is trying to ensure that as many trials as possible are recruiting within 70 days of making an application for study approval and are recruiting the required participants in an agreed time frame. Sometimes this isn’t possible despite best efforts and it is important to understand why problems occur in order to understand how we can improve.

The information available includes all studies that have been submitted for approval and have started at the Northern Care Alliance in the past 12 months. This will be updated every three months.

If you have any queries or comments about the information provided or our performance, please contact Katie Doyle or ring 0161 206 4734.

Our latest information (up to 31 March 2020) can be seen here:

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Previous information can be seen below:

Pennine Initiation Jan-Dec 2019

Pennine delivery Jan- Dec 2019

Salford initiation Jan-Dec 2019

Salford delivery Jan-Dec 2019

Research initiation Pennine Oct 18 – Sept 19

Research initiation Salford Oct 18 – Sept 19

Research delivery Pennine Oct 18 – Sept 19

Research delivery Salford Oct 18 – Sept 19

Research initiation – Pennine July 2018 – June 2019

Research initiation – Salford July 2018 – June 2019

Research Delivery – Pennine July 2018-June 2019

Research delivery – Salford July 2018 – June 2019

Research Initiation – Pennine April 2018 – March 2019

Research initiation – Salford April 2018-March 2019

Research delivery – Pennine April 2018 – March 2019

Research delivery – Salford April 2018 – March 2019

Research initiation Pennine Jan-Dec 2018

Research Initiation – Salford Jan-Dec 2018

Research Delivery – Pennine Jan-Dec 2018

Research Delivery – Salford Jan-Dec 2018