Sunflower study

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We are looking for enthusiastic and committed people to join the Sunflower study team. The study will be evaluating the benefits (or not) of MRCP prior to lap chole and aims to randomise 13000+ patients from 50 centres – no small task! Click here for the protocol. If you would be interested in participating, or leading for the LSRG region, please … Read More

London lead needed for PPAC2 trial

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Here’s an opportunity to involved in this major trial at regional level – certainly good CV fodder. Contact Katy directly at ppac2trial@gmail.com if you’re interested… We are looking for trainees to act as regional leads to raise awareness of the trial and to encourage local trainees to identify and recruit patients. ‘The impact of postoperative packing of perianal abscess cavities … Read More

New project RICOCHET looking at malignant biliary obstruction

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West Mids research collaborative, with support from the Birmingham clinical trials unit, Uni of Birmingham and RCS, are running RICOCHET, a snapshot audit of investigative and management practice for patients with newly identified pancreatic cancer and malignant biliary obstruction. They are looking for trainees in both secondary and tertiary units to contribute to this national, trainee-led audit. All contributions are recognised individually with … Read More

GlobalSurg-3 study

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The GlobalSurg Collaborative is an international research network that focuses on improving surgical care in low- and middle-income countries. A total of 343 centres across 66 countries participated in GlobalSurg’s most recent study, which focused on surgical site infection. This was published in Lancet Infectious Diseases (impact factor 17) last month gathering widespread media attention, including the Telegraph front page, Times, … Read More

C-GALL trial calling for help

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The C-Gall trial is requesting support from the trainee-led research collaboratives to increase recruitment. Full details of the study at https://w3.abdn.ac.uk/hsru/c-gall/Public/Public/index.cshtml. This is a trial run through the health services research institute of Aberdeen University and the researchers are particularly interested in enhancing recruitment at the centres already enrolled (see below). They are also keen to have other centres involved. Any questions, … Read More

Pan-specialty National Delirium Audit

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GeMRC (Geriatric Medicine Research Collaborative) are planning to conduct a pan-specialty national point prevalence study/ audit of delirium recognition on Wednesday 14th March (World Delirium Day). This will involve assessing all adults aged 65 years and older in admissions units (medical and surgical) in the UK on this date, as per NICE guidelines. They are currently refining our protocol and proforma to … Read More

CLOSE-IT audit

Kaps SahnanProjects

Aims  A defunctioning ileostomy is often formed during rectal cancer surgery to reduce potentially fatal sequelae of anastomotic leak. Many patients suffer poor bowel function, i.e. low anterior resection syndrome (LARS), once their ileostomy is closed and delay to closure can increase incidence of LARS and significantly reduce quality of life. Despite this, time to closure of ileostomy is not … Read More

New Project to join: IMAGINE (Ileus MAnaGement INtErnational)

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Below is announcement from the EUROSurg group about their latest study: IMAGINE (Ileus MAnaGement INtErnational) An international, observational study of postoperative ileus and provision of management after colorectal surgery. Find the full protocol here: https://goo.gl/R4gGbH  Register for the study here: https://goo.gl/VBJZ5i Summary video: http://eurosurg.org/imagine-hub/ EuroSurg: EuroSurg is an international collaboration of students and surgical trainees, supported by senior surgeons and academics. … Read More

New project to join: LEGS!

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Here is an announcement for a new exciting project from the North West Research Collaborative… We would like to invite you to participate in the Laparoscopy in Emergency General Surgery (LEGS) study; a multicentre questionnaire based study of UK General Surgical Consultants to evaluate the use of the laparoscopic approach to the acute abdomen. We would like to invite collaborators from … Read More

Applications invited for RCS systematic reviews

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Following on from three rounds of RCS systematic reviews, some of which are ongoing, The Royal College of Surgeons of England will support three new systematic reviews and is pleased to invite applications. Applications from each team should include one consultant surgeon and at least three trainees. Each successful team will be expected to attend at least two training days … Read More