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Research Performance

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Initiating and Delivering Clinical 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.

South East Coast NHS Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust produces quarterly reports detailing our performance against two performance benchmarks, set by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). These are designed to encourage quicker initiation of clinical trials and recruitment of the target number of participants within the timeframe agreed with the Sponsor.

SECAmb is required to submit information on the following two areas:

  • Initiating clinical research:

This benchmark requires SECAmb to recruit the first patient in to a clinical trial within 70 days of receiving a valid research application or site confirmation.

For Q2 2017-18:

REC Reference Number Integrated Research Number Trial Name First Patient Recruited Date of First Patient Recruited Date Site Invited Date Site Selected HRA Approval Date Date Site Confirmed by Sponsor Date Site Confirmed Date Site Ready to Start
ER/HT207/8 210175 MindSHINE 3:
A definitive randomised contolled trial
Yes 24/05/2017 10/03/2017 13/03/2017 23/01/2017 02/05/2017 02/05/2017 22/05/2017
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  • Delivering commercial contract clinical research to time and target:

This benchmark requires SECAMb to report on whether the Trust is recruiting the target number of patients to clinical trials within the time frame agreed with the Sponsor. This applies to commercially sponsored trials only.

Currently SECAMb has no commercial clinical trials in place, so there is a

NIL return for Q2 2017-18.


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