Leeds Teaching Hospitals Achieves UK's Largest Improvement in Patient Recruitment

Friday 27th July 2018

We are pleased to announce that Leeds Teaching Hospitals has placed top nationally for increase in recruitment in all research studies, with 19,179 in 2017/18 compared to 12,431 in 2016/17.

We are also in the top 10 nationally for the number of research studies we have supported during the year, coming fourth in the country.

Dr Jacqueline Andrews, Director for Research and Innovation at LTHT, said: "We are delighted that Leeds Teaching Hospitals has been able to contribute so... significantly to NIHR recruitment to studies this year.

“We are looking forward to even closer partnership working with NIHR in 18/19 when our new £4million 18-bed Clinical Research Facility (CRF) opens in spring 2019.

“We thank all our research-active staff who have embraced new ways of working, to deliver a greater volume of research to ensure our patients have access to the very latest developments in research and innovation."

One participant in research was Leeds man Paul Driver, who is currently taking part in the NIHR and Cancer Research UK-funded FOCUS4 trial into advanced bowel cancer.

He said: “It’s the data itself which is important and all the results are important. I know I can’t talk about curing my cancer but I can help other people.”

To see the League Table, visit: www.nihr.ac.uk/nihrleaguetable