We have achieved our recruitment target, with over 11 000 patients recruited to the NICE FIT study. Recruitment is still ongoing to our substudies.
Read more about FIT in the following articles by our NICE FIT investigators.
Torbay has now become our most south-westerly site recruiting to NICE FIT! Wecome!
Further representation from the West Midlands as Walsall joins NICE FIT. Great to have you on board!
GSTT has joined the NICE FIT study! We want to optimise the diversity of our recruited patients, to ensure that FIT works for all people in London and England. We are delighted to welcome the team at GSTT, who will be offering patients the chance to participate in this research.
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and East Cheshire NHS Trust have been activated! These hospitals are now offering their patients in Swindon and Macclesfield the opportunity to take part in the largest study of FIT in symptomatic patients in England. Welcome and we look forward to collaborating with you!
Welcome West Suffolk NHS Trust to the NICE FIT Study! We are so pleased that your hospital will offer patients in Suffolk the opportunity to take part in this study that will improve care for patients throughout England.
We are delighted to have activated Hampshire Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust, also known as Winchester and Basingstoke Hospitals! Every hospital in Wessex is now recruiting to NICE FIT-- except for one, which will be shortly joining the study. Thanks to the R+D teams in HHFT.
We are glad to have new partner sites in England on board: the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn, and Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals. Welcome to the NICE FIT Study!
Recruitment in Kent, Surrey and Sussex has dramatically expanded with Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust joining the NICE FIT Study. We are delighted to have this centre of academic and clinical excellence contributing to our study. Welcome!
We are looking for a motivated applicant (no research experience required) to apply for a 1 year, full time, full salary research fellowship that has been shortlisted by RM Partners for the NICE FIT study (link attached below).
Outcomes from the fellowship:
- Potential for fully paid MSc through Imperial College
- Royal Marsden Fellowship Post
- Qualitative research into patient experience
- Trial experience with NICE FIT, one of the biggest colorectal studies in the UK.
- First authorship on patient experience publications
- Authorship on the main NICE FIT publication
- 10+ presentations
- First/second authorship on NICE FIT substudies (at least 5+ to do) inc
- Polygenic risk score for CRC using FIT/blood sampling through Institute of Cancer Research
- FIT substudies (multiple samples from same/different stools)
This job is open to anyone with an interest in clinical research: not only doctors!
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Last week we announced that we had recruited over 2000 patients in our study. This week, our recruitment has accelerated with 2300 patients taking part. Thank you to all of our partner sites for their hard work. With over 20 sites in the process of opening in addition to our current sites, we will have a strong evidence base for FIT to benefit our patients!
Nigel D'Souza, co-investigator for the NICE FIT Study has won the travelling fellowship from The Royal Society of Medicine Coloproctology Section, for his abstract on the pilot data from the NICE FIT Study. He will travel to Lisbon in May to present the groundbreaking research from Croydon, which is the first study in an ethnically diverse population in England. This work would not have been possible without collaboration between the Guildford Bowel Cancer Screening Hub, Alpha Laboratories, and the R+D and Endoscopy staff at Croydon University Hospital.
We are proud that the first site in the North to open the NICE FIT study is the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. Our most northern site had previously been St Mark's in Harrow, NW London! The data from Wigan, and sites across England will ensure FIT results are applicable for all patients in England.
We are pleased to continue our collaboration within the KSS Clinical Research Network, and open Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as a NICE FIT Study Site.
We are pleased to announce that we have recruited over 1000 patients from our London sites. As recruitment continues to gather pace, and hospitals within London continue to join us, we expect our recruitment rate to continue accelerating towards our target of 5500 patients within London. Many thanks to all our colleagues and partners at our London sites for their hard work.
We are delighted to welcome Salisbury District Hospital to the NICE FIT Study!
We are delighted to welcome the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight to the NICE FIT Study.
We are delighted that Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, and University Southampton NHS Trust have joined our study!
Nearly every eligible hospital in London is now offering their patients the opportunity to participate in our study. Southampton is our second national site to open-- the Wessex CRN have been setting the pace nationally.
Our study is still open for other sites to join-- please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.