COVID-19: Suspension of patient recruitment on studies
Following the Corona-virus outbreak, we have suspended recruitment for all ongoing datacollection. This includes OCS-Recovery which was recruiting in the John Radcliffe acute stroke unit and Oxfordshire Stroke Rehabilitation Unit in Abingdon; COMPASS feasibility and validation on the acute general medicine wards and homevisits from outpatient memory clinics as well as OX-Chronic long-term stroke survivors from our screening cohorts.
The latter in particular has been a very difficult decision, with many of our regular stroke survivor research volunteers some of whom we have been working over the last 6 years now isolated in their homes. We are going to keep in contact over the phone, just to check in and help keep everyone safe, but not forgotten.
Our lab has also moved into remote working set-ups with everyone working from home. Videocalls and virtual coffee breaks are keeping us working closely together.