Performance in Initiating and Delivering (PID) Clinical Research

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust clinical trial performance is measured against two national benchmarks to improve the initiation and delivery of all clinical trials approved by the Trust. Future NIHR funding to the Trust will be conditional on meeting these benchmarks.

  • Initiation — it should take no more than 70 days from receipt of valid research application by the R&D Department to the recruitment (i.e. consenting) of the first 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.

From January 2015, the Trust will be required to submit quarterly performance reports to the Department of Health setting out our performance. For further detailed information and FAQs see Performance in Initiating and Delivering Research Guidance.

HEY Performance

This is the Trust’s first performance reporting to the Department of Health and although they show that we are not yet meeting the benchmarks, we will be working alongside the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network to ensure we have robust plans to improve on these targets and maintain them. Our latest submission to the Department of Health can be seen below.


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If you are interested in finding out more about taking part in research, becoming a Research Ambassador or a Research Reviewer for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (HEY) please contact us and someone in the research office will talk you through the options for getting involved in our research.