April Newsletter

The Global Surgical Outcomes Collaboration

Half way through GlobalSurg 2

The response to GlobalSurg 2 has been truly fantastic!

Thank you to everyone who has deposited their data via REDCap.

The study is now half way through the data collection period and we have 2731 patient records deposited in our secure database.

Congratulations to our collaborators in Belarus, Sweden and Turkey at the top recruiting centres in March

  • Gomel Regional Clinical Hospital, Belarus
  • Ersta Hospital, Sweden
  • Bakirkoy DR Sadi Konuk Research and Training Hospital, Turkey

Follow http://globalsurg.org/globalsurg-2-recruitment/ for live updates on recruitment numbers

Please remember if you are using a paper data collection form to transfer your records to REDCap – only data deposited in REDCap will be used in study analyses

Do you know how to find your GlobalSurg 2 local lead?

You can use the interact map and contact form on our website to identify and contact your nearest GlobalSurg 2 local lead directly.
Are you in country without a lead assigned?
If you have registered to take part in GlobalSurg 2 in a country without a local lead assigned and you need some help please contact your nearest geographical lead or the GlobalSurg team via our website contact form. You could even volunteer to lead your country!


GlobalSurg enjoys success at top global surgery conferences

GlobalSurg had a strong presence at the Royal College of Surgeons in London where the recent Global Anaesthetic, Surgery & Obstetric Collaboration (GASOC) and Global Surgical Frontiers conferences were held in April. Analysis of GlobalSurg 1 was awarded best presentation at GASOC, and GlobalSurg had a busy stand at the Global Surgical Frontiers conference launching the new GlobalSurg randomised controlled trial. It was also a great opportunity to spread the word about the work of GlobalSurg to leaders in the field and potential future collaborators!

You can read more about the conferences on our blog

Pictured (left to right) are Zahra Jaffry, Ed Fitzgerald, Ewen Harrison and Aneel Bhangu of the GlobalSurg steering committee 

Still time to contribute to GlobalSurg 2Have you registered for GlobalSurg 2 but not collected your data yet?

We now have a fantastic 2097 registrations for GlobalSurg 2 in 96 countries. Thank you to everyone has registered to join GlobalSurg – our projects couldn’t run without the hard work and efforts of all our collaborators!

There is still time to contribute data on your patients to Globalsurg 2

If you need help with any aspect of GlobalSurg 2 please let us or your GlobalSurg local lead know 

You can contact the GlobalSurg team here and identify and contact your nearest GlobalSurg local lead here

Collaborators blog

Would you like to share your experiences of GlobalSurg in your country? Write a brief post for our collaborators blog

Let us know via our website or email us your posts

GlobalSurg Photo of the Month Competition 

Congratulations to the GlobalSurg team in Gaza pictured here at their protocol launch!

Remember to send us a photo of your GlobalSurg team for the chance to be featured in the International newsletter and on our website.
Please send your entries to [email protected] or tweet them @GlobalSurg







The GlobalSurg network grows stronger and stronger thanks to your help. Please share this email with national and international colleagues, especially those in countries not yet presented on our registration map.

Donate to GlobalSurg

Make a donation to help support the costs of running GlobalSurg

GlobalSurg is part of the Surgical Gateway Research Foundation (SURGFoundation), a registered UK charity (Charity number 1159898).

GlobalSurg activities are supported in a number of ways, but we greatly appreciate personal donations to ensure our work can continue. If you wish to make a small donation, please click on the secure link below.
Thank you for your support.



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