Research performance

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.

‘Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research’ (PID) is an initiative by the National Institute for Health Research.

  • Initiation: It should take no more than 70 days from receipt of a valid research application to the recruitment of the 1st patient to the trial
  • Delivery: For all commercial clinical trials hosted by the trust, the agreed number of patients must be recruited within the agreed recruitment period. 

The Royal Free London was required to submit this report for the first time on 30 October 2014, covering the period of 1 April-30 September 2014. Our first submission can be seen below: