Working to increase evidence-based surgery

Randomised Controlled
Trials in Surgery

We are a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together surgeons and methodologists from across Bristol


The Bristol Centre for Surgical Research is a multi-disciplinary collaboration aiming to transform patient care by increasing evidence-based surgery. The centre tackles key questions relevant to patients, clinicians and the NHS and is working to inspire and train a new generation of surgeons to undertake high quality research.

About the centre

The Centre is funded by the University of Bristol and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. It also benefits from project grants from the National Institute for Health Research and Medical Research Council.


The Centre works closely with the Bristol Surgical Trials Centre and two UKCRN registered clinical trials units in Bristol, the Musculoskeletal Research Unit and the MRC ConDuCT-II Trials for Methodology Research Hub.

Our research