Opportunity details

PPI reps needed to inform research proposal on colorectal cancer

Proposal looking at FIT to follow patients up after bowel cancer

Link to organisation:


Full description:

The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) can detect tiny amounts of blood from the colon in a stool sample. This blood can indicate the presence of a colorectal cancer. Its use in identifying recurrence of colorectal cancer has not been studied.

The first step in defining whether FIT has a role in surveillance is to collect FIT samples from patients who are due a colonoscopy as part of their follow-up following an operation for colorectal cancer.

Date from

29th April 2021

Date to

14th May 2021


NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (GI & Liver)

The Nottingham BRC (GI & Liver) works across several NIHR themes. It has Patient & Public Advisory Groups (PAG) for each. The GI & Liver PAG feels that it could be boosted by PPI experience beyond its current membership in respect of this particualr study proposal.

A 'Zoom' or 'MS Teams' meeting is called for 2 hours max on:

24th to 26th May (anytime)
27th May (afternoon)
1st to 4th June (anytime)

We require FOUR PPI reps. PLEASE state all dates/times you are free



Digestive system


East Midlands

Involvement type:

Designing and managing

What support is offered?

PPI support from Facilitator. Plain English Summary of study


Amazon Voucher or bank account payment of £20


None but flexible to include any direct costs incurred

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?