August Newsletter

The Global Surgical Outcomes Collaboration

Final data collection dates for GlobalSurg 2

The last date for standard patient enrolement into GlobalSurg 2 is July 31st 2016

Standard 30 day follow-up data collection should be completed by August 30th 2016

Data entry deadline

Please ensure all data is entered into REDCap by 23:59 (GMT) September 11th 2016

Only data uploaded to REDCap will be used for future analyses and publications so please remember to transfer your records if you have been using paper data collection forms

Please also take this opportunity to check your data, particularly variables relating to antibiotic resistance, and to record patient gender on the patient demographics form  

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing your REDCap account please contact [email protected] for assistance

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GlobalSurg 2 patient records pass 11,000!

Thank you to everyone for all your hard work collecting data for GlobalSurg 2  

With still more records to be uploaded into REDCap, we now have data from 319 hospitals in 59 countries and have already passed the total number of patient records entered into GlobalSurg 1
An amazing achievement for our international collaborative effort and putting GlobalSurg 2 on track to be even bigger and better than GlobalSurg 1

Congratulations to our top recruiting centres this month!
In no particular order….

  • The Memorial Souad Kafafi University Hospital, Eqypt
  • King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Clinica CES, Colombia
  • John Peter Smith Hospital, USA

Looking for an opportunity to be part of GlobalSurg 2

Registrations for GlobalSurg 2 data collection are now closed but if you are looking for an opportunity to be part of our next publication we are currently recruiting validators for the GlobalSurg 2 project

Validation is important to ensure data collected is of high quality. We are still looking for a team of validators for GlobalSurg 2.
To act as a validators you should:
  1. be a qualified doctor or nurse
  2. be independent of the team collecting data at your centre
  3. have access to theatre logbooks
  4. have read the GlobalSurg protocol and completed associated training modules
All validators will receive citation as collaborators on GlobalSurg 2 publications. 
If you are interested in becoming a validator for GlobalSurg 2, please contact your local GlobalSurg lead via the contact form with your name, grade and centre. Alternatively, email the GlobalSurg team directly ([email protected])
Message for all local leads: please advertise the position at your centres and inform us of interest ([email protected])
We are aiming to have one validator in each centre before the end of June. We look forward to working on this part of the project with you!