Alpha Laboratories Wins ‘Partnership with the NHS’ Innovation Award
8 Dec 2021
Alpha Laboratories is delighted to have been pronounced winner of the ‘Partnership with the NHS’ category of the MediWales Innovation Awards 2021.
The award recognises work with the Clinical Biochemistry team at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board in Merthyr Tydfil, where Alpha Laboratories was the industry partner in the successful implementation of a quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) service and the associated clinical pathways.
The symptomatic FIT test helps to identify patients who may have significant colorectal disease and will benefit from an urgent referral, thus categorising priority cases whilst also saving resources and minimising waiting times.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, FIT has been included in secondary care pathways to help support waiting list management and triaging of patients. As part of the process, Alpha Laboratories supported the production of patient packs to facilitate ease-of-use and efficient logistics. This was combined with the collection of patient feedback to ensure the packs were appropriate and encouraged compliance and correct use of test.
Alpha Laboratories has now delivered ongoing support for the rollout of the service across several other health boards