Last week we launched our newest study in collaboration with the University of Cape Town

PANDA: Identifying Patient priorities for reseArch in global surgery through a qualitative exploratioN of patients’ cAre experiences in low- and middle-income countries study will be a collaboration between the NIHR Global Surgery Unit and the University of Cape Town.

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. These will then undergo ranking by a sample of patients undergoing midline laparotomy (major abdominal surgery) recruited to the PENGUIN trial.

The project is designed closely with community and patient representatives and will be working with a patient-researcher for the first time within global surgery to help deliver and interpret the interview data.

You can access the PowerPoint presentation for the study here.