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Surgical Trials Centres

The RCS Surgical Trials Centres are embedded within existing surgical clinical trials units. Core funding has been provided to support the development of new surgical trials and trialists.

The Surgical Trials Centres enable surgeons to deliver clinical studies to assess new surgical techniques, and develop breakthroughs in treatment that will help to deliver new and better care to thousands of patients.

Deliverables for the centres are:

  • deliver two new surgical trials per annum;
  • develop three new chief investigators over the first three years;
  • work with 50 different clinical units and 50 new principle investigators over four years.

This will equate to recruiting 600 surgical patients through each STC over the first four years of the scheme. To date, the majority of the centres are on route to achieving these deliverables and their progress is reviewed annually.

Unit  Director/s  Location  Centre manager
 Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU)

Professor David Beard

Professor Freddie Hamdy

Professor Andy Carr

 Oxford  Damian Hayward
 Bristol Surgical Trials Centre (BriSTC)

Professor Jane Blazeby

Professor Chris Rogers

 Bristol  Carol Davies
 North West Surgical Trials Centre (NWSTC)

Professor Nigel Bundred

Professor Paula Ghaneh

 Liverpool/Manchester  Kellie Platt
 Birmingham Surgical Trials Consortium (BiSTC)

Professor Pamela Kearns

Professor Peter Brocklehurst

Mr Tom Pinkney

Dr Laura Magill

 Birmingham  Dr Laura Magill
 York Trials Unit

Professor David Torgerson

Dr  Catriona McDaid

 York  Sally Baker
 Leeds Surgical Trials Unit

Professor David Jayne

Professor Julia Brown

 Leeds Julie Croft
                                                              

 

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