Research Nurses at St Mary’s Hospital have been recognised for their outstanding collaborative working on research to support the National Bowel Screening Programme.
Despite being the smallest team in the Wessex region, the Isle of Wight nurses managed to recruit the 2nd highest number of patients to the NICE FIT study, funded by NHS England, only just being pipped at the post by the largest research centre in Wessex.
The NICE FIT study is the largest study in England investigating whether FIT can be used as a triage tool in primary care to guide referrals for colonoscopy.
“The FIT kit is a much easier and more accurate test for patients to do themselves, at home, and this research could lead to less people having to have invasive tests, such as Colonoscopies …”
Joy Wilkins, Clinical Research Nurse