Jane Breen is the latest addition to our team and will be joining Paula Rogers as a Research Nurse for the British Research Panel. Specialising in cardiac conditions, and with over 30 years of experience in the NHS, Jane is looking forward to keeping our members informed and engaged in clinical trials.
Having worked for the NHS for many years, Jane is highly experienced in caring for patients with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. In particular, Jane has a keen interest in inherited dyslipidaemia, for which she led a genetic testing service for the past 12 years.
Her previous experience with research and clinical trials has helped her to develop her thorough and meticulous approach to data collection.
“I am really looking forward to working with the British Research Panel,” Jane told us. “I believe that my previous clinical research experience will be valuable in supporting those patients who have an interest in participating in research.”
Jane will be working alongside Research Nurse, Paula Rogers who joined us earlier this year. We are thrilled that our team is growing in knowledge and expertise as we welcome our newest team member.
Listening and Learning
As a Research Nurse, Jane will be helping to make participation in clinical trials easier for patients and will also be the main contact point and guide during their journey.
“Building relationships as well as listening is important. Sometimes people are having a bad day, we need to recognise and respect this, then adapt to their situation,” explains Jane.
Valuing patients’ needs and understanding each individual’s circumstances is essential when providing a service that is respectful and considerate for patients.
“It’s about listening and putting their situation first,” says Jane. “Research is important, but so are the patients’ needs.”
A core value of the British Research Panel is prioritising patients’ needs and wants. As Jane emphasises, for this to be honoured, we must listen to their voices and adapt to their circumstances.
Continuing to Make Patients the Priority
2021 has been a successful year for the British Research Panel. As our community continues to expand and we welcome new faces to our team, we are delighted that so many Brits are taking such an interest in advancing research and joining the British Research Panel.
Furthermore, we are overjoyed with the contributions that our Research Nurses are making in supporting the core values of The British Research Panel, through prioritising patients during the clinical trials process.
“We are extremely privileged to have Jane on board,” says Karina Markersen, Chief Operating Manager of founding organisation, James Lind Care.
“Jane’s previous experience as a Research Nurse and Clinical Specialist, will now be benefiting British Research Panel members. Alongside possessing a comprehensive skill set from working in the NHS, Jane is truly passionate about providing better care for patients suffering from chronic diseases. We are really looking forward to working with her,” continued Karina.
We are confident that Jane will be a great addition to our team. We are looking forward to continuing to develop the British Research Panel with the expert knowledge that Jane and Paula can provide.
At the British Research Panel, we aim to create a platform for patients’ voices to be heard, and an opportunity for them to express their concerns and wants regarding clinical trials. Without volunteers, research wouldn’t be possible, so it is essential that patients become the priority!