June Newsletter

The Global Surgical Outcomes Collaboration

The GlobalSurg 1 paper has now been published in the July print edition of BJS.

Mortality of emergency abdominal surgery in high-, middle-, and low-income countries.
British Journal of Surgery, Volume 103, Issue 8, pages 971–988, July 2016

The publication is available to read for free on the BJS website by clicking the link below

Click here to read the GlobalSurg 1 publication

Click here to support the running costs of GlobalSurg by making a donation on Our Givey Page

GlobalSurg 2 Validation Protocol Launched

The full protocol for the GlobalSurg 2 validation study is now availble on our website project hub page.

Please click here to read the validation protocol

Recruiting validators for GlobalSurg 2

Validation is an important part of the study ensuring that data collected is of high quality. We are now 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])
Instructions for validators will be sent out in the next few weeks.
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!

 GlobalSurg 2 Update

Patient records for GlobalSurg 2 have now passed 6000  

Thanks to all your hard work GlobalSurg 2 is on track to be even bigger and better than GlobalSurg 1! 

NB: if you are using paper data collection forms, please remember to transfer your data into REDCap so it can be included in analyses

Congratulations and Thank You to the teams at our top recruiting centres so far in June

John Peter Smith Hospital, United States
King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
Akershus Universitetssykehus, Norway
Hospital Pakar Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Follow live recruitment updates here
Keep up the good work everyone!

Have you already completed your data collection period but would like to contribute more to GlobalSurg 2?

Any team who wishes to can conduct muliple data collection periods at their hospital to help make the GlobalSurg 2 data set more robust

Only 5 weeks remain to join GlobalSurg 2

 106 countries now registered to take part in GlobalSurg 2

Welcome to our new collaborators in Nicaragua and Serbia – the latest countries to join the GlobalSurg research community


Have you been inspired by the success of GlobalSurg 1?
Would you like to be part of our next publication?

There’s still time to join over 2500 collaborators in 106 countries for GlobalSurg 2
“Determining the worldwide epidemiology of surgical site infections after abdominal surgery”

Visit our website for full details about the project
Register before 31 July 2016 to join GlobalSurg 2