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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.
BOSTiC is back for 2021!
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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.
- 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.
- Surgical core outcome set published 15 July 2021
- Findings on pain control after lower limb amputation 18 June 2021
- Vascular surgery outcomes in Covid-19 first wave 18 June 2021
Bristol Oxford Surgical Trials Intervention Course (BOSTiC) 2021
15 September 2021, 9.00 AM