Increase in patients taking part in trials

NHS news.
NHS news.

More people in Northumberland are taking part in pioneering clinical research trials, latest figures have revealed.

The 2017/18 NIHR Research Activity League Table, published by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), shows 42,450 people getting involved in 1,630 trials in the North East.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust saw the number of participants increase by 26 per cent to 1,724, while Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust recruited 2,867 people to research trials.

Prof Richard Walker, Director Of Research at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “We’re pleased that our extensive work to raise awareness of our many research studies and our engagement with patient support groups has contributed to an increase in the number of people taking part in trials in our trust.

“Today’s research is tomorrow’s healthcare, with every participation providing evidence for future practice.”