EAGLE recruits 2500th Patient!

Pioneering study still recruiting, following achievement of key milestone

The ESCP Safe-anastomosis Programme in Colorectal Surgery (EAGLE) study has recently recruited its 2500th patient, the patient was entered by the EAGLE team from Cluj-Napoca Municipal Hospital. In total, 261 hospitals have so far entered patients to the study. EAGLE is an international, multi-centre, cluster randomised-sequence service improvement study of the ESCP Safe-anastomosis Quality Improvement Intervention to reduce anastomotic leak following right colectomy and ileocaecal resection.

EAGLE has so far randomised 334 sites from across 65 different countries to take part in the study. Logins to the EAGLE safe-anastomosis modules have been issued to 3200 surgeons and trainees with 2000 already having accessed the modules. All hospitals taking part in the study receive free access to the CPD accredited online modules.

The next EAGLE randomisation will take place in February/March 2022 and EAGLE is still recruiting new hospitals.

You can find further information on the EAGLE study here and register to take part in the study here.


Lack of Surgeons Post Covid 19

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery awarded £7 million in new funding

World-leading surgical research has been given new funding to help save more lives globally - news story

Following a successful bid for new funding from the National Institute of Health Research, work undertaken by the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery (NIHR GSU) will look to build upon previous research centred around surgical capacity building and prevention of post-operative complications in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMIC).

Following the GSU's establishment in 2017, the new funding will enable the unit to continue its global research for at least the next 5 years. Researchers will be looking to bring innovation into the health systems of high-income countries through the piloting of various innovative practices in LMICs - proving their value ahead of a wider roll-out.

Based at the University of Birmingham, it is co-directed by Professor Dion Morton OBE, Barling Chair of Surgery and Professor Stephen Tabiri, Dean of the Medical School at University for Development Studies in Tamale, Ghana.

You can view the press release here.