Southend is top UK recruiter for heart failure trial
30 April 2019
The Southend Cardiology Clinical Research Department has been named as the top UK recruiting centre for Improving the Safety and Continuity of Medicines Management at Transitions of care (ISCOMAT) trial, which looks at the medical treatment of heart failure patients.
The department topped the national recruitment league table
within three days of opening the trial at Southend Hospital, which
is a fantastic example of the excellent collaboration between the
clinical and research teams within the cardiology department.
Patient recruitment for the trial has involved nurses and doctors,
ward pharmacists as well as the research team.
This clinical trial, like all the others in Cardiology, looks
directly at clinical conditions that affect our patient population,
and in this particular study the department were looking at heart
failure patients' medical treatment, both during their hospital
stay and following their discharge into the community.
Dr Thuraia Nageh, Cardiac Clinical Research Lead and Principle
Investigator for the ISCOMAT trial at the Trust, said: "We are
honoured to be named the top UK recruiting centre. This is
testament to the fantastic collaborative efforts between the
clinical and research staff within our department, where everyone
works together to provide optimal care to our patients and improve
their clinical outcomes."