Research training and development:
We would also like to inform members of the upcoming ICA HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical healthcare professions. These are personal training awards for healthcare professionals who wish to develop careers that combine clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice.
If you are an aspiring or early career clinical academic, or an organisation developing clinical academic careers, the NIHR Academic Training Advocates for non-medical clinical academic careers may be able to help you.
They promote NIHR training and career opportunities, advocate for non-medical clinicians and support individuals beginning or continuing a research career. There are useful guides and links to further information in their NIHR webpage.
Help improve how we measure outcomes on patients with open lower limb fractures.
Core Outcomes for Open Lower Limb Fractures Study
Dear ATOCP Member,
We want to know the most important outcomes to measure for patients recovering from open lower limb fractures. In order to gain a consensus, the views of patients and healthcare professionals will be collected using a survey.
As a healthcare professional or researcher involved in the care of patients with open lower limb fractures we would like to invite you to take part in this process.
The survey consists of 2 rounds and will take no longer than 5-10 minutes each to complete. The first round is now open and will close in approximately 2 weeks. You are asked to score outcomes that have been developed from in depth interviews with patients and from a systematic review of outcomes used in published literature on open lower limb fractures. In the second round we will ask you to re-evaluate your scores in order to gain a consensus across different stakeholder groups. I would be delighted if you could complete the survey within 2 weeks.
This project is supported by the Orthopaedic Trauma Society Membership and the Trauma, Audit and Research Network. In addition, Major Trauma Centre lead clinicians identified the need for a set or core outcomes for open lower limb fracture as a major area of research need at the National Open Fracture Summit in Newcastle last year.
Your contributions will help improve how we undertake research in the future, and we hope will ultimately lead to improvements patient care.
My name is Alex Aquilina and I am a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgical trainee and this research project is being undertaken as part of my PhD at the University of Oxford supervised by Prof Matt Costa, Prof Xavier Griffin, Dr Liz Tutton and Prof Ray Fitzpatrick.
If you would like further information on the study please click here.
Please don’t hesitate to get back to me with any questions or queries.
Clinical Research Fellow and DPhil Student
Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery,
University of Oxford, NDORMS
Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU
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