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 multicentre clinical trial in the BMJ.

There is great potential for trainee led trials, projects and audits within plastic surgery and hand surgery. Details will follow shortly on how to get involved in this network – watch this space. In the meantime sign-up to our newsletter.

P.S. Here are details of the other networks courtesy of the National Research Collaborative.

BNTRC – British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative
EESuRG – East of England Surgical Research Group
ENTTRC – ENT Trainee Research Collaboration
EMSAN – East Midlands Surgical Academic Network
KMRC – Kent and Medway Research Collaborative
LSRG – London Surgical Research Group
MeRGS – Mersey Research Group for General Surgery
NCRC – National Cardiothoracic Research Collaborative
NoSTRA – Northern Surgical Trainee Research Association
NURC – Northern Urology Research Collaborative
NWRC – North West Research Collaborative
OSCAR – Oswestry and Stoke Collaborative for Audit and Research
PSTRN – Paediatric Surgical Trainee Research Network
RSTN – Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network
SPARCS – Severn and Peninsula Audit and Research Collaborative for Surgeons
SSRG – Scottish Surgical Research Collaborative
STORC – South Yorkshire Trainees’ Orthopaedic Research Collaborative
STARSurgUK – Student Audit & Research in Surgery UK
SYSuRG – South Yorkshire Surgical Research Group
VERN – Vascular & Endovascular Research Network
WBS – Welsh Barbers Society
WMRC – West Midlands Research Collaborative
WMURAC – West Midlands Urology Regional Audit Collaborative
WSRG – Warwickshire Surgical Research Group
YSRC – Yorkshire Surgical Research Collaborative