NIHR trauma research workshop 2017
The first National Institute for Health Research/Royal College of Surgeons Trauma Research Prioritisation Workshop was held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on 23rd May.
The meeting was one of the largest of its type held by the NIHR reflecting the diversity and multi-disciplinary nature of trauma. We were delighted to have representation from Plastics, Burns and Hand Surgery and contribute to the NIHR priority setting exercise in trauma. 500 people contributed approximately 1500 questions related to trauma research that were distilled down to smaller themes. Plastics, Burns and Hands had 23 research questions to consider and over the course of 3 workshop sessions whittled these down to 5 questions across burns, hand and lower limb surgery. While there is no guarantee that the NIHR will fund any of these studies it was important that plastic surgeons joined the teams from neurosurgery, A&E, paediatric surgery, general surgery, ITU, Orthopaedics and Rehab medicine , hence raising our profile as a group.
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