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The Bristol Centre for Surgical Research is a multidisciplinary collaboration aiming to transform patient care. We focus on improving early phase studies to understand and promote safe and efficient surgical innovation. We also work to optimise trials to increase evidence-based surgical practice. 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. We are supported by and collaborate closely with the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre and the Royal College of Surgeons.
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The Centre works closely with the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Bristol Trials Centre, and the MRC Trials Methodology Research Partnership. The Centre builds on previous work undertaken by the MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research ConDuCT-II Hub.
RCS Bristol Surgical Trials Centre
Supported by the Royal College of Surgeons, we host the Bristol Surgical Trials Centre, bringing together researchers and clinical academics to optimise and deliver high quality surgical trials.
We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers, academic surgeons and trainees, research managers, postgraduate research students and professional services staff. Our team includes a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an Enid Linder Foundation senior lecturer, MRC Clinician Scientists and NIHR doctoral and postdoctoral fellows.
- To understand and optimise early phase study design to transform surgical innovation in research and clinical practice.
- To design, develop and deliver trials and prospective studies in surgery in collaboration with regional and national centres in all surgical specialties.
- To provide a training programme comprising short courses and workshops in surgical trials methodology for trainees and consultants and to increase the capacity for trials through career development of surgeons.
- To provide specialist expertise for ‘difficult or complex’ trials due to issues with recruitment, outcome assessment or other methodological challenges.
- CSR team member publishes paper on core outcome set for burns 13 January 2022
- Recruitment success for the ANTHEM study 13 January 2022
- Protocol of CSR review into UK Surgical Registries published 6 January 2022