GlobalSurg Newsletter  

New GlobalSurg Study announcement

We are delighted to invite you to join our new study:

GlobalSurg-CovidSurg Week

The aims of GlobalSurg-CovidSurg Week are:
  • To assess key global surgical indicators, including postoperative mortality.
  • To determine the optimal timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection. All patients are eligible to be included regardless of their SARS-CoV-2 status, so all hospitals can get involved even if they have not had any SARS-CoV-2 patients.
Key points about GlobalSurg-CovidSurg Week:
  • Prospective, observational cohort study, with no changes to patient management.
  • All hospitals can participate
  • All surgical specialties can participate
  • Data collection will be in 7-day blocks in October 2020.
  • All collaborators will be included as PubMed citable co-authors on resulting publications.
We would greatly value your collaboration with this study. If you are interested, here are the steps to get involved:
  1. Please register your interest on our online form at
  2. Access the study documents online at The protocol has been translated to Arabic, Chinese, French, German (coming soon), Italian, Macedonian, Portugese / Brazilian, Russian (coming soon), and Spanish.
  3. For GlobalSurg-CovidSurg Week we are aiming to have as broad and globally representative a mix of hospitals as possible. Please consider reaching out to colleagues in nearby district or rural hospitals to invite them to participate in the study.

We think this will be the largest surgical study ever, as already 1200 hospitals across 108 countries have expressed an interest in participating! We would love to work with you as part of this exciting collaboration!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your local GlobalSurg-CovidSurg Dissemination Committee member via our website: or email [email protected].

GlobalSurg 3 Update

We’re please to announce after being paused due to CovidSurg-19, work on the GS3 main analysis has now resumed. We are aiming to submit the manuscript for peer review in August.

We are aiming to publish the manuscript in a top medical journal and will keep all collaborators informed of the progress of the publication via this newletter

GlobalSurg and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

New data protection rules came into force in Europe at the end of May 2018.
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