Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research (CTP)

 
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.
 
As an NHS provider holding National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) contracts, we are required, every quarter, to publish the 70-day benchmark for clinical trial initiation and our performance on recruitment to time and target for commercial contract clinical trials (from 1 April 2014).