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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 8929 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

Local surgeon appears in ITV drama

Little Boy Blue, the ITV drama about the Rhys Jones murder, used real doctors and nurses to make the attempted resuscitation scenes as realistic as possible.  Mr Kulbir Mann, a General Surgeon and Co-Chair of the Liverpool Trainee Research Collaborative, which is affiliated to the NWSTC, played the role of the team leader during the heart breaking scenes.  In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, he said ‘the cast studied the real coroner’s report from Rhys’ .....


Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities - full study now in set-up

The Phase III Randomised Controlled Trial assessing the impact of postoperative Packing of Perianal Abscess Cavities in now funded and in set-up.  Packing changes are very painful for patients that have undergone this procedure.  The primary aim of this study is to assess the pain of wound cavity packing changes versus no wound cavity packing at all, as well as the wound cavity healing rate of both techniques as a secondary aim. Other secondary aims will also be assessed.  A .....

Mersey Orthopaedic Trainee Association 58 Society hold 58th meeting

The Mersey Orthopaedic Trainee Association 58 Society met in 2016 for their 58th meeting.  Our very own Mr Dan Perry is its current President and also led the afternoon session, entitled ‘Research & Trials’.  Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma, Matt Costa was the invited Keynote speaker.

Mr Perry’s presentation was entitled ‘Big Data and Clinical Trials’ and Prof Costa’s ‘Clinical Trials in Trauma Surgery – Orthopaedic Surgeons .....

NWSTC launches REDCap software

The North West Surgical Trials Centre (NWSTC) is please to announce its launch of the REDCap software. This facility is available to use on all projects that our affiliated trainee collaboratives participate in, as well as Consultant led studies that aren't heavily regulated, e.g. cohort studies. Please contact for further information.