GlobalSurg Newsletter  

GlobalSurg 3 Update

If you took part in GlobalSurg 3, we’re sure you’re wondering about the progress of the publication.
As you are probably already aware, the data analysis and manuscript draft were at final draft stages just as the Covid19 pandemic struck.
GlobalSurg 3 is a unique dataset of surgical outcomes for cancer patients and as such, our ambition has always been to publish the manuscript in a top level, high impact medical journal.
Covid19 outbreak has therefore delayed submission as journals have necessarily been prioritising Cobid19 research. However, we hope be in a position to submit the manuscript in the near future.

Are you looking for an opportunity to take part in research before the next GlobalSurg study?
Below are some projects currently seeking collaborators being run by NIHR sponsored units.
CovidSurg
Run in partnership with the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery, the CovidSurg study is aiming to rapidly understand the outcomes of COVID-19 infected patients who undergo surgery.
A related project by the same team, CovidSurg Cancer will assess the safety of surgery for all types of cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the pandemic in cancer delay and treatment pathways

To find out more about the studies, including how to register to take part please visit the study website here.

Evaluating Innovation and Technology in Global Surgery

The NIHR Global Health Research Group in Surgical Technologies are working to  develop and evaluate novel technologies to improve surgical training and care in LMICs.
The group are looking for surgeons and surgical researchers with an interest in global surgery, surgical innovation or technology to take part in a short this survey based research project aiming to develop a framework for the evaluation of innovation in global surgery.
The survey explores barriers and facilitators to evaluating innovation and technology in global surgery. In particular, how should we evaluate the adoption of an established technology in a novel context or setting?

To take part in the survey, please click here

Are you looking for post-graduate surgical education opportunities? 

In partnership with the University of Edinburgh, The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery supports the award of fully funded fellowships for surgical trainees from LMIC to undertake a part-time, distance learning post-graduate degree.

Successful applicants can elect to enrol for the 3 year MSc Surgical Sciences programme designed for junior surgical trainees, or the 2 year ChM programmes for more advanced specialist training.

For full details of the courses and Edinburgh Surgery Online Global Scholarships, including how to apply, please click here.