First Patient First Visit
The NIHR Research Support Services Framework has been developed to assist providers of NHS research in starting research more efficiently.
From 2012 the NIHR will publish metrics which measure efficiencies which includes a benchmark of 70 calendar days or less for the time taken for a valid research application to be processed to the first patient recruited, including 30 days from receiving NHS permission to the First Patient First Visit milestone.
|Type||Where to find|
|Useful links||NIHR - metrics summary|
|NIHR benchmark||Within NIHR 70-day benchmark (Day 30-end)|
|Process map links||This activity occurs in the recruitment stage:
> Imperial College London as sponsor
> Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust as sponsor
> Commercial organisation as sponsor
> Non-commercial organisation as sponsor