Skip to main content
search

Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21609: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 11 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of cancer patients have accessed clinical trials in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 27 February 2019

Since 1999 over 67,000 cancer patients have accessed clinical trials in Scotland, broken down by NHS Board as shown in the following tables:

NHS BOARD

1999  

2000  

2001  

2002  

2003  

2004  

2005  

2006  

2007  

2008 

2009

Ayrshire &
Arran

 

1

 

6

78

58

220

122

84

103

85

Borders

    

6

6

114

7

3

2

25

Dumfries &
Galloway

 

1

1

7

24

18

21

21

20

23

32

Fife

5

3

4

6

23

7

19

55

60

40

69

Forth Valley

   

2

11

8

44

55

79

52

49

Grampian

3

4

30

74

134

167

284

421

418

406

141

Greater
Glasgow
& Clyde

6

9

20

113

315

486

855

895

681

657

661

Highland

  

8

21

37

34

96

68

81

79

66

Lanarkshire

1

1

10

18

79

93

103

143

111

96

56

Lothian

15

12

58

68

389

596

658

487

397

452

486

NWTCB

           

Orkney

           

Shetland

           

Tayside

  

23

51

157

181

251

172

312

301

2,682

Western Isles

      

2

    

 

NHS BOARD

2010  

2011  

2012  

2013  

2014  

2015  

2016  

2017  

2018  

Ayrshire &

Arran

351

276

138

101

189

32

134

55

16

Borders

19

45

21

15

71

55

97

108

30

Dumfries &

Galloway

44

42

13

4,625

878

42

100

62

13

Fife

36

224

125

112

625

552

755

430

38

Forth Valley

59

192

90

126

272

127

112

134

85

Grampian

732

932

974

305

905

801

427

215

188

Greater Glasgow

& Clyde

865

2,328

3,199

1,395

2,452

2,059

1,600

920

486

Highland

71

91

113

123

215

87

269

104

96

Lanarkshire

154

131

104

71

148

202

278

106

48

Lothian

7,024

4,262

1,758

1,092

1,113

1,448

1,115

973

587

NWTCB

   

58

3

1

1

4

8

Orkney

   

1

1

 

7

  

Shetland

   

2

3

 

19

  

Tayside

2,930

785

282

410

1,338

1,136

729

667

243

Western Isles

   

1

8

 

13

  

This represents 11.49% of the cancer patient population, broken down by NHS Board as shown in the following tables:

NHS BOARD

1999  

2000  

2001  

2002  

2003  

2004  

2005  

2006  

2007  

2008  

2009  

Ayrshire &

Arran

0.00

0.05

0.00

0.29

3.64

2.66

10.36

5.79

3.83

4.47

3.63

Borders

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.98

0.94

15.53

0.99

0.43

0.26

3.63

Dumfries &

Galloway

0.00

0.12

0.12

0.81

2.57

1.89

2.08

2.23

1.97

2.48

3.09

Fife

0.30

0.16

0.23

0.34

1.21

0.39

1.01

2.59

3.01

1.95

3.18

Forth Valley

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.14

0.73

0.50

3.04

3.59

5.22

3.23

2.97

Grampian

0.12

0.16

1.19

2.72

5.15

6.35

10.76

16.41

15.23

13.93

4.91

Greater Glasgow

& Clyde

0.10

0.15

0.33

1.83

5.10

7.67

14.01

14.23

10.85

10.06

9.71

Highland

0.00

0.00

0.48

1.34

2.12

2.04

5.83

3.62

4.24

4.16

3.24

Lanarkshire

0.03

0.03

0.34

0.58

2.63

2.85

3.19

4.34

3.30

2.78

1.54

Lothian

0.39

0.31

1.46

1.73

9.80

14.74

15.84

11.88

9.09

10.32

10.63

NWTCB

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Orkney

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Shetland

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Tayside

0.00

0.00

1.08

2.41

7.34

7.76

11.69

8.07

13.11

12.04

116.20

Western Isles

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

1.07

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

NHS BOARD

2010  

2011  

2012  

2013  

2014  

2015  

2016  

2017  

2018  

Ayrshire &

Arran

14.18

18.22

6.17

3.46

3.95

1.26

1.44

2.45

0.62

Borders

13.46

6.61

8.87

1.79

8.51

7.08

12.81

10.24

4.21

Dumfries &

Galloway

2.57

2.57

1.29

10.48

2.36

4.15

10.24

2.91

1.35

Fife

1.72

10.09

5.43

4.95

27.57

25.03

29.19

16.64

1.93

Forth Valley

11.03

15.87

8.38

7.43

15.99

7.52

6.57

6.24

5.48

Grampian

34.85

33.53

31.72

14.78

27.43

26.74

5.96

9.60

7.79

Greater Glasgow

& Clyde

17.97

36.35

48.58

23.62

35.87

32.08

25.55

17.03

9.31

Highland

2.79

3.30

6.38

5.76

6.14

3.88

14.71

6.12

4.99

Lanarkshire

4.03

4.82

2.97

2.31

2.10

6.28

3.97

3.29

4.83

Lothian

84.36

20.68

40.84

23.28

23.86

29.64

24.95

19.13

14.26

NWTCB

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Orkney

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Shetland

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Tayside

9.87

23.88

14.79

11.75

46.19

44.10

26.94

19.75

13.52

Western Isles

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

The current NHS Research Scotland (NRS) put in place a more robust data management system through the funding of the NRS Central Management Team. Data on patient recruitment prior to 2015-16 is therefore not directly comparable (and is likely to be less accurate) than post 2015-16 data. As set-out in the tables above, unverified data is available for non-commercial studies only from 1999 to 2010; from 2010 unverified data is available for both non-commercial and commercial studies recruitment; and from 2014 verified data is available for both non-commercial and commercial studies recruitment. It should be noted that there is an increasing trend in trial design toward smaller numbers of patient recruitment which means while the number of trials in Scotland has remained stable, the number of patients recruited has declined.