Patients: your opportunity to be involved in research

20th February 2019

Two ongoing research studies are actively recruiting participants. If you are a patient with IBS with Diarrhoea (IBS-D), or suffer from ulcerative colitis, you have the chance to shape future clinical research and healthcare in the UK.

 

Study 1: the TRITON study

This study is investigating treatment into IBS-D and needs patients to take part in a trial lasting up to 4 months.

You would need to take a study medication, record your symptoms, visit your local hospital 6 times, and have optional tests looking into bowel sensitivity and contractions.

There are various hospitals taking part in this research and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Contact r.lalani@qmul.ac.uk or david.gunn@nottingham.ac.uk for more.

 

Study 2: IBD surveillance

This study seeks to improve our understanding of IBD surveillance for patients with ulcerative colitis. If you suffer from this condition and undergo dye spray colonoscopy every few years, the researchers are looking for your valuable input.

You will share your experiences as a patient, which could shape the way this service is delivered in the future. Location is not important as you may opt for online, virtual sessions. Otherwise, travel expenses will be reimbursed.

To find out more, email keithsiau@nhs.net.

Read more posts...

NICE Launch Guidelines for Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s Disease

  NICE has launched new guidelines for the management of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These guidelines aim to help health professionals provide consistent high-quality care in consultation with those affected. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn´s...

3rd May 2019

Pancreatic Patient & Public Forum

The 17th May will see the 6th National Pancreatic Diseases Patient and Public Forum take place at The Education Centre (based in The Royal Liverpool University Hospital). The forum is an opportunity for individuals affected...

15th April 2019

IBS & The Gut-Brain Connection

Ground-breaking research carried out by the University of Southampton alongside King’s College London explored the link between the gut and the brain, evaluating whether Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can provide relief by phone or via...

11th April 2019

Empowering Patients: IBS Research Registry

Do you suffer with IBS? The launch of a new registry ‘ContactME-IBS’ is your chance to become involved in crucial research into Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). ContactME-IBS is a registry allowing users to be one...

4th April 2019

An inspiration: Professor John Lennard-Jones

Following the news of his recent death, this article will explore the work and significant contribution of Professor John Lennard-Jones, who has supported this charity, Guts UK from it’s very beginning. Professor John Lennard-Jones had...

3rd April 2019