International Surgical Outcomes Study

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A recent study by EuSOS provided the first report of post-operative outcomes at a European level. The findings of this study suggest that post-operative mortality may be higher than previously thought (4% overall) and that mortality may vary between nations suggesting preventable … Read More

Surgical research collaboratives in the UK

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The West Midlands Research Collaborative lead the way. Now many trainee research collaboratives have followed. A recent article in the Lancet highlights this. The WMRC has recently published ROSSINI (Reduction Of Surgical Site Infection using a Novel Intervention), their first … Read More

People turned up!

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Thank you to everyone who attended the first RSTN Trials Day. Over 65 delegates contributed to the lively discussions. Prof. Dion Morton opened the day with an inspiring talk on the importance of clinical trials and the impact they can have … Read More

NRC Meeting 2013: speakers announced

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National Research Collaborative Meeting 2013 The NRCM on December 6th in London is set to be the biggest yet with up to 150 delegates from across the UK. It will be hosted by the London Surgical Research Group. The event, which … Read More

RSTN Trials Day 2013

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RSTN Trials Day 2013

We have had a fantastic response and the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Day 2013 is now fully booked. We are trying to secure some more places and so you can still register and will be placed on the waiting list. The … Read More

2nd Clinical Trials Methodology Conference

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The 2nd Clinical Trials Methodology Conference will be held in Edinburgh on 18th – 19th November 2013. “The conference will provide a perfect forum for the exchange of new ideas amongst all individuals with an interest in clinical trials. We … Read More

NRC Meeting 2013

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Deadline 31st August The National Research Collaborative Meeting 2013 on 6th December, is for surgical trainees up and down the country who want to work together to deliver research and audit at scale. Tickets are FREE. Details at www.nationalresearch.org.uk. Abstracts are now … Read More

Are clinical trial data shared sufficiently?

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The BMJ recently had a head-to-head piece that was an interesting read. The subject was publication of clinical trial data. John Castellani put the case for the status quo and Ben Goldacre, of Bad Science fame, argued for greater publication … Read More