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

GlobalSurg Team Visit Rwanda

Last month a team from GlobalSurg visited the University of Kigali in Rwanda to deliver a research and audit skills course to local medical students and doctors
Read the full account of their visit and learn more about the course on our blog by clicking here

If you would be interested in hosting this course at your institution in future, please drop us an email:[email protected]

GlobalSurg Photo of the month competition

Congratulations to the June photo competition winners!

Picture left to right are: Muhammad Adil, Ahmed Uzair Qureshi, and Awais Raza, from King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. Teams at the KMEU are on track to deliver more than 300 patient records into GlobalSurg 2.
Very well done to all teams at KMEU!

Would you like to be featured in photo of the month?
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

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

Click Here To Make A Donation to GlobalSurg On Our Givey Page

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 visit our Givey page via the secure link in the pink bar above or click here.

Thank you for your support.







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