GlobalSurg & The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery

Improving surgical outcomes through collaborative research

Our Latest News

Latest Publication Asks Surgeons to Look Beyond the Operating Theatre to Save Lives Globally

Experts from the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery (GSU) propose three priority areas for surgery in publication for The Lancet.

Education and Training Webinar: EAGLE safe-anastomosis study

New webinar will look at the results from the recently completed EAGLE study.

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery (GSU) Attends 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva

Attendance at the Global Surgery Foundation event enabled the GSU to identify pathways for Unit research to impact on global health policy.

Our Projects

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GlobalSurg Cohort Studies

GlobalSurg cohort studies are open to any hospital, anywhere in the world. Teams of data collaborators collect data on their own patients for a defined period, usually 2 or 4 weeks, within the study time frame, and enter it into our secure, online databases. All contributors are named as authors on all publications arising from the study. Read more about the GlobalSurg Collaborative here.

Through three international cohort studies, GlobalSurg collaborators have collected data on >40,000 patients in more than 80 countries examining outcomes after emergency abdominal surgery (GlobalSurg 1), surgical site infection rates (GlobalSurg 2) and outcomes after surgery for breast, gastric and colon cancer patients (GlobalSurg 3).

Results from GlobalSurg cohort studies provide early evidence for development into randomised controlled trials at the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery.

If you would like to join a GlobalSurg study at your hospital, please join GlobalSurg using the button below.

NIHR GSU International Clinical Trials and Studies

Changing practice and improving outcomes for surgical patients requires the highest quality evidence demonstrating a new treatment or intervention is effective. International, multi-centre randomised controlled trials are a key tool in generating this evidence.

Clinical trials are highly complex and regulated and are therefore being conducted only in the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery (GSU) hub countries. Each hub recruits patients into the trials and works with other hospitals within their country to ensure a good mix of participating centres from tertiary referral units through to rural community hospitals in remote settings.

You can find out more about the structures and processes of the NIHR GSU, including details on each hub country, here.

If your hospital is in an NIHR GSU hub country and you would be interested in taking part in a GSU clinical trial, please contact us via our contact forms.

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.