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Help in a crisis

Please note that the following numbers are for use in an emergency only. This service is predominantly for service users currently in our care, their families and carers. If you are not currently in our care you can either contact your GP, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.

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Alternatively contact the crisis team directly where your needs will be assessed and you will be advised accordingly.

Please visit our get in touch section if your enquiry is not urgent.

 

Contacting our Crisis Teams

If you are in Gloucestershire, please call:  0800 1690398

The number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When calling, please choose one of the following options depending on your location:

  • Option 1 for Stroud and Cotswolds
  • Option 2 for Gloucester and Forest 
  • Option 3 for Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and North Cotswolds

Please note: telephone calls may be recorded. If you do not want that to happen, please tell the person who answers your call and they will phone you back on a ‘non-recordable’ telephone.

If you are in Herefordshire, please call: 01432 364046

 

Is this the first time you have needed help for a mental health crisis?

If you, a friend, or a relative is experiencing mental health problems for the first time and need emergency treatment or advice during office hours, then you should contact your GP.

Alternatively contact the crisis team directly where your needs will be assessed and you will be advised accordingly.

NHS Choices

If you don’t have a GP, use the NHS Choices service search to locate the nearest one to you.

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?

If so, there are some people that can help you immediately.

Call free on 116 123

If you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide, you can call the Samaritans.

Call free on 0800 11 11

If you are a child or a young person you may want to speak to Childline.

Call 0808 816 0606

A safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers.

Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research

Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research
Quarter 2 – 1st May to 30th September 2017

The Government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical research. The aim is to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research and to enhance the nation’s attractiveness as a host for research.

P holding National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) contracts are required to publish outcomes against the NIHR High Level Objectives (HLO) #4 and #5 as well as outcomes on Recruitment to Time and Target for commercially-sponsored studies (HLO#2):

  • HLO#4 – The 40-Day Target for Clinical Trials opening to recruitment; measured from Date Site Selected (when a site receives all required information to undertake the Confirmation of Capacity and Capability at the site) and the Date Site Confirmed (final signature on Contracts/Statement of Activity)
  • HLO#5 – The 30 Day Target for Clinical Trials to recruit the first participant; measured from the Date Site Confirmed (the end date for HLO#4) and the Date of First Recruit.
  • HLO#2 – Time and Target Benchmark: There is an expectation that all Commercial Sponsored Clinical Trials will recruit to “Time and Target” i.e. targets that are set for recruitment during study Initiation will be met during study Delivery.

The tables on this webpage include the latest reports on Performance in Initiating and Delivering research up to Q2 of the 2017/18 reporting year – 1st May 2017 to 30th September 2017. The reports cover a rolling 12 month period from 1st October 2016 to 30th September 2017.

The links below can be used to access:

TABLE 1 – Performance in Initiating Clinical Research Q2 2017/2018 – 30 and 40 Day Benchmarks

Table 1 provides information about studies with a DATE SITE SELECTED that falls within the last 12 months. This applies to only Clinical Trials approved through the HRA systems. Clinical Trials approved under the old systems are now excluded, hence a low number of reported studies.

The table provides information regarding HLO#4 and HLO#5.

At the time of the report, only two Clinical Trials had opened in 2gether NHS Foundation Trust. Both studies had met HLO#4 and were approved with 40 days of receipt of a valid HRA Pack. Both studies had failed to meet the HLO#5 benchmark and recruit within 30 days of the “DATE SITE CONFIRMED”. However, one of these studies is only expected to recruit 5 or 6 patients a year and was unlikely to meet the target. The second study was delayed in recruitment dues to issues in local staffing resources.

TABLE 2 – Performance in Delivering Clinical Research Q2 2017/18 – Time and Target Benchmark

Table 2 provides information about Commercially Sponsored research hosted by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust I relation to meeting the Time and Target metric (HLO#2) and includes those studies that have closed in the last 12 months.

There have been no additional study closures since the Q1 submission.

These reports will be updated on a quarterly basis.

If there are any questions about these reports or the benchmarks themselves, please contact Mark Walker, Senior Research Manager – Governance on 0300 422 5463 or mark.walker9@nhs.net

 

Quarter 1 – 1st April 2017 to 30th June 2017

The Government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical research. The aim is to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research and to enhance the nation’s attractiveness as a host for research.

P holding National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) contracts are required to publish outcomes against the NIHR High Level Objectives (HLO) #4 and #5 as well as outcomes on Recruitment to Time and Target for commercially-sponsored studies (HLO#2):

  • HLO#4 – The 40-Day Target for Clinical Trials opening to recruitment; measured from Date Site Selected (when a site receives all required information to undertake the Confirmation of Capacity and Capability at the site) and the Date Site Confirmed (final signature on Contracts/Statement of Activity)
  • HLO#5 – The 30 Day Target for Clinical Trials to recruit the first participant; measured from the Date Site Confirmed (the end date for HLO#4) and the Date of First Recruit.
  • HLO#2 – Time and Target Benchmark: There is an expectation that all Commercial Sponsored Clinical Trials will recruit to “Time and Target” i.e. targets that are set for recruitment during study Initiation will be met during study Delivery.

The tables on this webpage include the latest reports on Performance in Initiating and Delivering research up to Q1 of the 2017/18 reporting year – 1st April 2017 to 30th June 2017. The reports cover a rolling 12 month period.

The links below can be used to access:

TABLE 1 – Performance in Initiating Clinical Research Q1 2017/2018 – 70 Day Benchmark

Table 1 provides information about studies with a DATE SITE SELECTED that falls within the last 12 months. This applies to only Clinical Trials approved through the HRA systems. Clinical Trials approved under the old systems are now excluded, hence a low number of reported studies.

The table provides information regarding HLO#4 and HLO#5.

At the time of the report, only one Clinical Trial had opened in 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and was still within the 30 day target period for recruiting its first participant.

TABLE 2 – Performance in Delivering Clinical Research Q1 2017/18 – Time and Target Benchmark – Q1 17_18

Table 2 provides information about Commercially Sponsored research hosted by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust I relation to meeting the Time and Target metric (HLO#2) and includes those studies that have closed in the last 12 months.

There have been no additional study closures since the Q4 submission.

These reports will be updated on a quarterly basis.

If there are any questions about these reports or the benchmarks themselves, please contact Mark Walker, Senior Research Manager – Governance on 0300 422 5463 or mark.walker9@nhs.net

 

 

 

 

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