CITRuS study harnesses online technology to improve patient experience

CITRuS study harnesses online technology to improve patient experience

A new study has opened at the Royal Surrey Hospital that is expected to improve the way symptoms of treatments for bowel cancer are reported, and communicated to patients. The CITRuS study is trialling the use of online surveys to collect accurate and regularly-updated information on patients’ symptoms before and after treatment. The responses to these surveys will create an ongoing constantly-updated record of patients’ experiences. This data can then […]

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Database giving a voice to patients

GUTS has been supporting an important innovation designed to give colon cancer patients autonomy over the way in which they can manage their own symptoms and side-effects. The Colorectal Database project is hosted on a platform specifically designed to gather information from patients undergoing treatment for colon cancer. This project differs in that it is based on Patient Reported Outcomes (PROMS), so the information gathered is directly or indirectly from […]

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POCFIT study makes an impression

A research project sponsored by GUTS has earned the accolade of publication in several medical journals. We have been keenly following the progress of this study, which was authored by Will Maclean working alongside colleagues from the SE Bowel Cancer Screening Hub and the Royal Surrey NHS Trust. We are delighted it has received this well-deserved recognition. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented challenge for the healthcare system, which […]

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Charity’s practical solution to colonoscopy waiting times

A nationwide shortage of medical professionals trained in colonoscopy techniques was impacting on waiting times for patients. We wanted to improve the education and training facilities available to help address this shortage. A £150,000 investment from GUTS provided the latest AV training equipment linking operating theatres and endoscopy suites at the Royal Surrey with MATTU (Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit). Doctors and nurses can see live endoscopic and laparoscopic (‘keyhole’) […]

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