The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery


Improving surgical outcomes through collaborative research

Featuring all the latest information from across the GSU’s international network, including updates from the various operational workstreams. Further information can be seen by clicking on one of the many news articles or blogs below.

Our Latest News


ESCP Global Reach Webinar ‘Global Challenges in Proctology’

This free webinar will take place via Zoom on Monday 27th June at 11:00 GMT / 12:00 CEST/ 18:00 HKT/ 19:00 JST with all lectures and discussions re-broadcast at 22:00 BST.

NIHR Global Surgery Co-Director’s Inaugural Lecture

As part of the celebrations of Dr. Tabiri's recent promotion to the rank of Professor at the University for Development Studies in Tamale, the established Director of the GSU's Ghana Hub and Co-Director of the NIHR GSU's global operations will be delivering his 11th Inaugural Lecture this Thursday 28th April.

GSU launch PANDA study

This single centre pilot study will use qualitative methods to explore patients stories of their care journeys, and identify priorities to underpin future surgical research.

CORREA Deadline Extended

The deadline to begin the 6-week data collection for the Colorectal Resection ESCP Snapshot Audit (CORREA) has been extended from 31st March 2022 to 30th April 2022.

ESCP Global Reach Webinar: Developments in Care for Colorectal Cancer

This free webinar will take place via Zoom on Monday 21st March at 11:00 GMT / 12:00 CET/ 19:00 HKT/ 20:00 JST with all lectures and discussions re-broadcast at 18:00 Argentina Time (21:00 GMT)

ESCP Global Reach Webinar: Global Challenges in Coloproctology

This free webinar will take place via Zoom on Monday 27th June at 15:00 GMT / 12:00 CEST and will be hosted by the EAGLE Chief Investigator, Prof. Dion Morton and Varut Lohsiriwat.

EAGLE recruits 2500th Patient!

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.

Lack of Surgeons Post Covid 19

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

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).

Cancelled Surgery

COVID-19 disruption will lead to as many as 28 million surgeries cancelled worldwide

New research by the COVIDSurg collaborative has projected that, over a 12-week period of peak disruption to hospital services due to COVID-19, 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide were cancelled or postponed in 2020.

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.