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Got a Trial....

If you wish to discuss a new trial proposal, require assistance with a grant application or need general help and advice on trial design, statistics, databases etc then please contact Tony Coffey on 0151 794 8974 or or the director Nigel Bundred


BOSTiC: Traiing in Research Methods for Surgical Trainees

Our colleagues at The Bristol and Oxford Surgical Trials Units are running a three day surgical research training event for surgical trainees (all specialties) in Spring 2016 (Wednesday 27th April to Friday 29th April inclusive) at the University of Bristol.

This course is designed for surgical trainees wanting to learn about trials methodology, and to be involved in high quality research projects.  

The attached flyer and website provide further details, including application.

Any queries regarding the course to be directed to Ms Kate Taylor, Senior Executive Assistant, BOSTiC please.  Tel: 0117 331 4540, email 

BOSTiC Flyer


Trial Adoption Proforma

Click Here to download the Trial Adoption Form. Please save the form to a folder on your computer before you complete it, this will allow the information in the form to be saved. If you complete the form online, you will not be able to save the information that is entered.

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Latest News


North West Research Collaborative publish their first Annual Report

Congratulations to the North West Research Collaborative, one of our affiliated trainee collaboratives, on publishing their first Annual Report. 

The report documents the successes the collaborative has had in their four and a half years, achieving about 30 presentations of their work, plus the exciting research projects they have in development. 

We are proud to be associated with them.  Keep up the good work.

NWSTC 2016 annual Clinical Trials Day

Another successful Clinical Trials Day


The NWSTC held its 2016 annual Clinical Trials Day in Warrington.  The event was entitled ‘Better Trials Make Better Surgeons’ and was once again a success with another increase in attendance compared to previous years.


The speciality subjects covered were Orthopaedics and Urology, with talks from Surgical Speciality Leads Professor Amar Rangan and Mr Grant Stewart (respectively).  Other talks were given from Chief Investigators of new .....

Saver Launch

Launch of SAVER, an NIHR EME funded oral cancer prevention study

Professor Richard Shaw’s NIHR EME funded Sodium Valproate for the Epigenetic Reprogramming of High-Risk Oral Epithelial Dysplasia (SAVER) trial, investigating the role of Sodium Valproate in chemoprevention of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC), had a very successful launch event on 29th November ’16. The day also provided a clinical update opportunity for the management of Oral Epithelial Dysplasis (OED). Presentation topics included the management of OED, Allelic Imbalance and .....


£226 million UK investment in cancer research announced

Cancer Research UK has announced the largest investment to date into its network of Centres across the UK. £190 million has been committed to 13 Cancer Research UK Centres over the next five years. The huge investment will draw together world class research and medical expertise to accelerate advances in research and support clinical trials essential to getting lifesaving treatments to patients.