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Alder Hey in Top Ten for patients on Clinical Trials

Research at Alder HeyAlder Hey have been listed in the top ten for number of patients participating in clinical trials.

Each year, the Research Activity League Table, (click the link to view  is published by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), to detail research activity across all NHS trusts in England. This table provides a picture of how much clinical research is happening, where, in what types of trusts, and involving how many patients.

Working with ongoing support from NIHR North West Coast, Alder Hey have increased the number of people taking part in clinical research from 2,294 in 2015/16  to 4,604 in 2016/17 and extra 2,310 people going through clinical trials at Alder Hey. This places Alder Hey in the top ten for England.

Clinical research is a vital part of the work of the NHS, and clinical trials are an essential part of medical research. They help us develop better treatments, which improve healthcare for adults and children. This can lead to real breakthroughs that save lives and improve quality of life.

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