Joint Research Office


UCLH rated in top 2 for research activity

27 June 2014

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the top trusts in providing opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research studies, according to a league table published today by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.

UCLH recruited the second highest number of patients in London (12,241) in 2013/14, and had second highest number of studies (333, an increase of 52 studies for UCLH since last year).

Praising the achievement of UCLH and other London NHS trusts helping to spearhead the trend highlighted by the new figures, Dr Jonathan Sheffield, Chief Executive of the NIHR Clinical Research Network, said: "It's great to see a real appetite for research in London. 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.

"I would also like to congratulate the trusts in London for increasing their number of studies. We know that research is something that patients really value and these Trusts are creating the opportunities for patients to get involved."  

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