Briefing note on the Transition Programme and host selection
Clinical Themes Consultation Paper: Wednesday 6 February 2013
Clinical Themes Consultation Paper
Mystery Shopper Report: 10 January 2013
This report sets out the rationale, methodology and findings for a "mystery shopper" exercise, which was commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.
Its purpose is to provide information about the experiences of patients seeking general information about what clinical research is happening in their local Trust. This includes guidance on where to go or what to do if they want to find out about local research opportunities, or how they might engage with the research agenda.
Mystery Shopper Report
Mystery Shopper Questionnaire
We do clinical research - profile pack
Research delivery in the NHS: Key statistics 2011/12
The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network is funded by the Department of Health to deliver a portfolio of high-quality clinical research in the NHS in England.
At the close of the April 2011-March 2012 year, the Network produced its first full set of annual statistics relating to its operational remit. These provide an insight into the achievements and challenges involved in delivering clinical research, and point towards the areas of focus for future improvement.
Annual report key facts 2011-12
NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio Eligibility
The Department of Health has set out eligiblity criteria for those studies that can be included in the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio.
Eligiblity for the Inclusion of Studies in the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio (February 2011)
NIHR Clinical Research Network Funding Allocations 2012/2013
On behalf of Department of Health, the Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre has responsibility for ensuring that funding allocated to the Clinical Research Network is effectively utilised and supports research activity to improve patient care.
The Department of Health provides funding to NIHR Local Research Networks on an annual basis. For further details of the 2012-13 funding allocations please see the NIHR Clinical Research Network Funding Allocations 2012/13 document below.
NIHR Clinical Research Network Funding Allocations 2012/13 (PDF, 309kb)
The NHS in England: The operating framework for 2009-10
The operating framework sets out a brief overview of the priorities for the NHS in 2009-10. This includes details of the national ambition to double the number of patients taking part in clinical trials and other well-designed research studies within five years working with the NIHR Comprehensive Clinical Research Network.
The NHS in England: The operating framework for 2009-10
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) publications
NIHR publications including the "NIHR Progress Report 2008/09" and "Transforming Health Research" leaflet are available here.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Publications
NHS Information Governance guidance note on security of NHS patient data shared for research purposes It is essential that everyone who has access to information about NHS patients understands and meets appropriate information security standards. The Cabinet Office has completed a review of public sector data handling and has established a comprehensive range of minimum security standards. Consequently, NHS guidance for the protection of patient information has been extended and strengthened in order to respond robustly to these requirements.
Guidance note on security of NHS patient data shared for research purposes
UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) Procedure for Investigating Allegations of Misconduct in Research
This step-by-step procedure is aimed at all organisations engaged in research using funds from funders such as the Research Councils and other government bodies, as well as from charities, overseas funding bodies and the commercial sector. It sets out an approach to be followed from the first receipt of an allegation through to the investigation panel which will decide on whether there was in fact any misconduct. The procedure is designed to ensure that investigations are carried out both thoroughly and fairly.
Download a pdf or request hard copies of the procedure from the UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) website
Equity in clinical research: Inclusion of older participants
All patients in the NHS, including older people, should have the opportunity to participate in relevant high quality research. Avoiding arbitrary upper age limits will make trial findings more generalisable, increase the pool of potential participants, and improve recruitment by involving the additional networks, for example the Age and Ageing network.
Read our statement on equity in clinical research: Inclusion of older participants
(22 June 2010)
Attributing revenue costs of externally funded non commercial research in the NHS (ARCO)
(Department of Health, 2005)
Confidentiality: NHS Code of Practice
(Department of Health, November 2003)
Governance arrangements for NHS Research Ethics Committees
(Department of Health, August 2001)
Personal Information in Medical Research
(Medical Research Council, October 2000)
Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care
(2nd edition) (Department of Health, April 2005)
Research in the NHS - Human Resources (HR) Good Practice Resource Pack (NIHR)
Statement on DH/NIHR-funded research and UK PubMed Central
(Department of Health)
The NHS as an innovation organisation: a framework and guidance on the management of intellectual property in the NHS
(Department of Health, September 2002)
70-day benchmark clarification (Department of Health, February 2013)