Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. There were 25 proposals with five shortlisted for each prize. These underwent further peer review by senior scientists and trialists from the Oxford Surgical Interventional Trials Unit.
The proposals were judged on methodology, originality, feasibility/practicality and generalisability. We are pleased to announce the winners below. They will receive a certificate and free attendance at a scientific meeting. The trials will be worked up further along with other ideas that were submitted. We will be in touch with feedback soon.
Does the use of intravenous tranexamic acid reduce blood loss and the need for blood transfusion in debridement of major burns? Shehab Jabhir (Consultant supervisor: Peter Dziewulski).
A prospective randomised controlled trial comparing the incidence of nail deformity in adult nail bed injuries treated non-operatively versus operatively. Richard Baker (Consultant supervisor: Manu Sood).