Assessing satisfaction with a nurse-led clinical trials clinic
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Assessing satisfaction with a nurse-led clinical trials clinic

Helen Winter Trust lead cancer research practitioner, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon
Verna Lavender Senior lecturer in cancer care, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Claire Blesing Consultant clinical oncologist, Oxford Cancer Centre and Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Patients with gastrointestinal cancer have responded positively to a new service run by an advanced nurse practitioner, as Helen Winter and colleagues report

This article reports the results of a patient satisfaction questionnaire used to evaluate a newly established gastrointestinal cancer clinical trials nurse-led clinic. The service was set up to accommodate the increased clinical trials portfolio at Great Western Hospital, Swindon (Winter et al 2011). While patients were overwhelmingly positive about the clinic and the practitioner providing it, the survey indicated areas for improvement, which include offering the option of seeing a doctor or nurse, changes in allocated clinic times to avoid delays and the need to address patients’ anxiety.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 11, 9,23-27. doi: 10.7748/cnp2012.


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This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

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