CITRuS study harnesses online technology to improve patient experience

CITRuS study harnesses online technology to improve patient experience

Patients will have more control over the way symptoms and side effects of their treatment are reported and communicated, thanks to a study taking place at the Royal Surrey Hospital. 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 […]

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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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Pick of the Packs

According to NHS Choices, a healthy packed lunch for children should contain:  – Starchy food like bread, potatoes, rice, or pasta – Protein foods such as meat, fish, eggs, nuts or beans – A dairy item like cheese or yoghurt – Vegetables or salad and a portion of fruit Making a lunchbox look colourful and fun will encourage young children to get excited about healthy food. And varying the contents […]

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Local businesses back Bolt

Local businesses back Bolt

Local businesses are lending their support to the fundraising run Bolt Round the Holt in aid of bowel cancer charity GUTS. The popular run is now in its 11th year and takes place on March 30 at Alice Holt Forest near Farnham. It offers 5k, 10k and 25k distances as well as a 1k fun run for children. Businesses getting involved include Oak Park Clinic from Crondall, who will be […]

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On your marks for Bolt Round the Holt #11

On your marks for Bolt Round the Holt #11

ON YOUR MARKS FOR THE GUTS BOLT The pace is gathering as preparations for the eleventh Bolt Round the Holt get underway. The off-road running event offers 5k, 10k and 21k distances and is taking place on Saturday March 30th at Alice Holt Forest near Farnham. The event raises funds for Guildford-based charity GUTS. The charity works to improve bowel cancer survival rates. Charity manager, Nerissa Deeks said: “This is […]

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Lee cleans up for GUTS!

Lee cleans up for GUTS!

Lee cleans up for GUTS! A local business owner has raised over £500 for Guildford based charity GUTS Fighting Bowel Cancer after completing Sunday’s RideLondon 100. Lee Sullivan, proprietor of Sullivan Window Cleaning, raised the money by donating £1 from each wash the business carried out in July. He said: “With additional support from family and friends along with the £1 per wash, I was able to top £500. My […]

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ULTRA RUN TAKES GUTS

An ultra-run in support of Guildford bowel cancer charity GUTS is taking place on Saturday 23rd September, with the finish line on Guildford High Street. Runners will be tackling a 58km (36 mile) course that starts in Barnes and follows a scenic route along the Thames, through Oxshott Woods and Downside towards East Horsley before picking up parts of the North Downs to Newlands Corner and finally along the Pilgrims […]

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Cycling surgeon cuts a dash for GUTS

Cycling surgeon cuts a dash for GUTS

Andrea Scala, a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, will be stepping up to the RideLondon-Surrey challenge in support of Guildford bowel cancer charity GUTS. The event takes place on August 30th and is a 100-mile cycle race from the QE2 Park in London following a route out through Surrey, including Guildford and the Surrey Hills. Mr Scala is a keen cyclist and took part in the 2016 […]

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