Hospital trusts praised for clinical research

Jonathan Sheffield, chief executive officer of the NIHR Clinical Research Network

Jonathan Sheffield, chief executive officer of the NIHR Clinical Research Network

First published in News

BOURNEMOUTH and Poole NHS Hospital Trusts have been praised for their clinical research, following the publication of a new league table by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network.

The two hospitals are spearheading a new trend for more research to help improve treatment for patients.

According to the NIHR, patients fare better in hospitals and surgeries where clinical research is carried out – even if they don’t actually take part in a study themselves.

The new table shows the number of studies undertaken by each NHS Trust from April, 2013 to March, 2014, and the number of patients who volunteered to take part in clinical research. Over half of the NHS Trusts across the country increased the number of clinical research studies.

Jonathan Sheffield, chief executive officer of the NIHR Clinical Research Network, said: “It’s great to see a real appetite for research in Bournemouth and Poole.

“I would like to thank all the patients and carers who have taken part in research, and thereby made a contribution to improving NHS treatments for everyone.”

Increase in studies

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust increased its number of studies from 101 in 2012/13 to 117 in 2013/14.

Poole Hospital increased its number of studies from 83 in 2012/13 to 91 in 2013/14.

The clinical research league table is available at crn.nihr.ac.uk/annualstats

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4:04pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Nurseshark says...

Well done indeed. As per the league tables Bournemouth recruited 1,200 patients and Poole 790 patients in to research studies during 2013/14
Well done indeed. As per the league tables Bournemouth recruited 1,200 patients and Poole 790 patients in to research studies during 2013/14 Nurseshark
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5:47pm Fri 27 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Christ the other hospitals must be horrendous if those who conduct clinical research are better. I agree it is a positive for our local hospital but is only a small way to repairing the battered image it has received after the CC report.
Christ the other hospitals must be horrendous if those who conduct clinical research are better. I agree it is a positive for our local hospital but is only a small way to repairing the battered image it has received after the CC report. bobthedestroyer
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