Clinical Research

Clinical Research at West Midlands Ambulance Service. Research is essential in working out which treatments work better for patients. Clinical trials play an important role in discovering new treatments, and making sure we use existing treatments in the best way possible. Ultimately, high-quality clinical research helps the NHS improve future healthcare. Our research at WMAS helps us to provide the best care for our patients.

To find out more about the current research studies that we are involved in please click here

Performance in Initiating and Delivering Clinical Research

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.

NHS providers holding NIHR contracts are required to provide, on a quarterly basis, information on recruitment to clinical trials, including commercial trials. This information has been supplied to the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) as well as being published here.

The two performance benchmarks are:

  • Performance in initiating clinical research: It should take no more than 70 days from receipt of a valid research application to the recruitment of the first patient to the trial
  • Performance in delivering clinical research: For all commercial clinical trials hosted by the trust the agreed number of patients should be recruited within the agreed timescale.

The performance and delivery information pertaining to West Midlands Ambulance Service can be found below:

Currently, there are no relevant trials for performance in either initiation or delivery of research.

For further information about Research at WMAS please email