The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery


Improving surgical outcomes through collaborative research

In order to improve outcomes for patients, it’s crucial that innovations identified by research are implemented globally. The Committee includes representation from the Royal College of Surgeons (England), WHO, The Lancet Commission and the UK Government as well as International Surgical Societies and NGOs.

Policy Implementation

The GSU Policy & Implementation Committee has been established to work with national governments, professional associations and international organisations (NGOs), to develop evidenced-based recommendations for policy change.

Recommendations are based on cost effectiveness as well as clinical outcomes and will result in changes to surgical practice.

GSU - Policy Committee Presentation
GSU - Policy Round Table

Policy Roundtables

Our policy roundtables provide the opportunity for professionals to take part in our information dissemination outputs in which recommendations for policy makers are discussed. These discussions address various critical issues within global surgery with a focus on LMIC’s.

Bringing together surgeons, researchers and policy makers to set the local research agenda according to patient need in LMIC and ensuring all patients have the opportunity to take part in our research.