Following on from a record month for COLO-COHORT recruitment in October (with just under 400 participants recruited into the study) COLO-COHORT has officially marked its next major milestone of 6000 patients! With the 5000-patient milestone having been reached at the end of August, it has taken less than 3 months for us to recruit the next 1000 participants, demonstrating exceptional recruitment from our sites.
The particularly outstanding recruitment seen over the autumn has been due to existing sites posting impressive recruitment figures, while there have also been a number of new sites that have hit the ground running with remarkable recruitment from the get-go.
A message from Prof Colin Rees, COLO-COHORT Co-Chief Investigator:
COLO-COHORT recruitment is at a record high, with last month being our most successful month to date. Additionally, with our previous major milestone of 5000 patients recruited into COLO-COHORT having taken place at the end of August, the next 1000 participants have been recruited into the study in less than 3 months.
We would like to express a huge thank you to our COLO-COHORT participants for agreeing to get involved with this research, Parabola and Guts UK for funding COLO-COHORT, and our brilliant sites for their consistent dedication and diligence in making this the world-class study that it is!
Our recruiting sites include:
Sponsor site South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital)
Barts Health NHS Trust
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham)
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (Colchester Hospital and Ipswich Hospital)
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Manchester University (Manchester Royal Infirmary and Wythenshawe Hospital)
NHS Golden Jubilee
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital)
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital)
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby and Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe)
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Watford General Hospital and Hemel Hempstead General Hospital)
For more information on COLO-COHORT please visit the study page below.