IBS sufferers wanted for clinical research studies

Do you have, or have you ever suffered from, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

If the answer is yes then researchers at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like to hear from you.

The Trust is working with the National Institute for Health Research and County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust to create a national database of IBS sufferers who may wish to take part in future research studies.

IBS is a common condition of the digestive system causing episodes of stomach cramp, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.

A spokesperson for the research programme, called ContactME-IBS, said: “We want to engage with adults interested in participating in research.

“To do this we are testing a range of approaches to consent for contact whilst developing a dedicated IBS research register.’’

To be involved you need to provide the team with your basic contact information.

From there you will be matched to relevant research as it becomes available and you will be contacted to see if you would like to participate.

Your information will not be shared with other research teams.

Joining the register does not commit you to taking part in any research project and you are free to withdraw from the register at any time.

Participants can register on the website https://www.contactme-ibs.co.uk/join/ or contact Trust Research Nurse, Greta Van Duyvenvoorde, on 01253 953516 for more information.

Fylde coast participants must select Blackpool Hospital when asked where you heard about the study when you join on the website.




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