NHS: Clinical Research Trials

House of Lords written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Willis of Knaresborough Lord Willis of Knaresborough Chair, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (Higher education in STEM subjects)

To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the past five years, how many clinical research trials commenced in the United Kingdom which involved NHS patients.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Data are not available on the total number of clinical trials in which National Health Service patients have participated in the United Kingdom. The total number of trials (phases I to IV) hosted by the UK Clinical Research Network that commenced in each of the past five years is shown in the following table:

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
231 245 316 407 409*


* provisional figure

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