- Service Manager Lead: Sam Whitby: Audit, Research and Clinical Effectiveness Manager
- Address: 2 King’s Court, King’s Court Business Park, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR2 6DR
- Reception phone number: 01905 681514
About the service
The Trust takes part in clinical research projects covering a range of health topics. Some of these are large national studies, and some are smaller local service evaluations.
Patients and service users benefit from taking part in clinical research because they can often access new treatments, interventions and medicines before the general public.
Our performance in delivering clinical research
The Government aims to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in good quality research.
To support this, the Department of Health assesses the performance of NHS providers in setting up and engaging patients in clinical trials. The Trust is required to publish its performance four times a year.
The Trust is measured on two indicators; one is the time it has taken the Trust to start a clinical trial, and the second is its delivery of commercial clinical research, to the agreed timescales and targets.
Please click on the link below to view our performance;
A 'Clinical Trial' is a set of medical research procedures conducted on human participants to allow safety and adverse effects of interventions, their efficacy, or their effectiveness to be established often by comparison with alternatives or placebo/sham interventions. Interventions may be drugs, diagnostics, prophylactics, surgery, devices, non-invasive therapies, screening or other healthcare procedures or technologies.
A 'Commercial Contract Clinical Trial' is a clinical trial that is solely funded and sponsored by an industrial company, such as a pharmaceutical company