Clinical trials

Our clinical trials unit (CTU) aims to:

  • Provide a safe and friendly environment for participants who wish to enter into high quality commercial or academic research studies
  • Conduct clinical trials to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards - a quality standard for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses and reporting of clinical trials that provides assurance that the data and reported results are credible and accurate and that the rights, integrity and confidentiality of the participants are protected
  • Work to standard operating procedures (SOPs) - documented procedures and systems that describe all trial processes to ensure compliance with regulations and the trust’s policies.

Location and contact details

The clinical trials unit is located on the ground floor, C block, St Helier. 


Performance in initiating and delivering clinical research

The Government wants to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the time it takes NHS trusts to set up and enter participants into clinical research studies. 

The aim is to:

  • Increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in clinical research
  • To enhance the nation’s attractiveness as a host for research.

Clinical trials: the 70-day benchmark

The Department of Health places a contractual obligation on providers of NHS services contracted through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to submit data and publish outcomes against the 70 day benchmark and delivery to time and to target for commercial clinical trials. 

Performance in initiating and delivering clinical research (70 day benchmark) aims to assess the interval from valid research application to recruitment of the first patient to a trial.

We are required to publish, on a quarterly basis,  our performance against this measure. To see how we are doing, please see below. 

Performance in initiating: 

Performance in delivering:

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