Research performance

Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research


The Government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of NHS services providers 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 London Ambulance Service NHS 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.

The two performance benchmarks are as follows:

1.     Performance in Initiating Clinical Research
This benchmark requires the LAS to recruit the first patient in to a clinical trial within 70 days of receiving a valid research application or site confirmation.

Below you will find details of all clinical trials for which the LAS issued approval from 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017.

Performance in initiating clinical research report January 2017-December 2017

2.     Performance in Delivering Clinical Research

This benchmark requires the LAS 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.

From 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017 the LAS has not commenced participation in any commercially sponsored trials.