CAPS Nurse perspective

Roisin Boyle, Paediatric Research Nurse, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow:

“Personally I find working as a research nurse really rewarding as you know that you are contributing to future care and standards. I enjoy working on CAPS as it monitors patients over a number of years so that treatment can be better tailored in the future. This means that we, as health professionals, can gain a better understanding of the patient’s experience and hopefully this will improve patient care and patient’s experiences of their condition in the future.”

Julie Baggott, Senior Paediatric Research Nurse, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh:

“I love working on the CAPS study. Meeting families and the children is great even though their situation is not the best at the time we approach them. However, they are very resilient families and most are very open to research even though it is an emotive time for the family. They recognise and acknowledge the benefits of the information which the CAPS study is looking for.”