Improving performance in the initiation and delivery of clinical research (PID reporting)

The government wants 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.

The Government’s Plan for Growth, published in March 2011, announced the transformation of incentives at local level for efficiency in initiation and delivery of clinical research.

As part of this, the Department of Health requires that we publish on a quarterly basis,information about both the 70 day benchmark for clinical trial initiation and information on the recruitment to time and target for commercial contract clinical trials.

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