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Research initiative at Moorfields Eye Hospital recognised with award

Research Opportunities at Moorfields (ROAM) has been recognised at the Nursing Times Awards

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An initiative that aims to make research participation more accessible to patients has been recognised at the Nursing Times Awards.

The Research Opportunities at Moorfields (ROAM) initiative was launched in September 2020, with patients able to log on to a research opportunities portal and express interest in a wide range of studies.

ROAM received a Clinical Research Nursing accolade at the recent Nursing Times Awards.

Lead nurse for research, Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi, shared that she was “delighted” to accept the award on behalf of ROAM participants and the design team.

“As ROAM continues to grow and develop, we hope to increase research awareness and access to research opportunities for our patients and their families, our communities and our staff,” Crosby-Nwaobi highlighted.

Director of research and development at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw, said that research conducted at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has helped to change the lives of many people in the UK and internationally.

“The more people use ROAM and sign up for our studies, the faster we will be able to bring even better treatments through to benefit patients,” he emphasised.