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FOI 2023 31 - Clinical Trials


Information Requested:

I am trying to understand the level of clinical trials activity that is taking place in the UK. Specifically can you tell me how many commercial clinical trials have been taking place in this health board during the calendar year of 2022?
This could be completed trials, or trials that are ongoing. When I say “commercial trials”, I mean trials that are funded or sponsored by a commercial company such as a pharmaceutical company.


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your recent request dated 1st March 2023.

Information related to your request is enclosed. 

Commercial Trial Activity Report

An important note that Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is an independent NHS Trust. This is not the same as NHS Wales. As an organisation we have no jurisdiction over the activities of Health Boards and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce.

I have provided contact details below, you may wish to contact each Health Board directly for details of any trials ongoing in their area.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Powys Teaching Health Board


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If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner for Wales
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