UK Corona TRAUMA Surge (UKCoTS)– Part of the COVID Research group, Royal college of surgeons (England).
Primary aim: To assess the safety of all the trauma surgery performed during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.
This project, led by Prof. M. A. Imam, is a UK multi-centre study to record the morbidity and mortality associated with Covid-19 in patients who have had trauma (bony or soft tissue procedure) surgery during the peak of the pandemic (April 2020). We will analyze trauma cases done in April 2019 as the control group. Collaborators in each centre will need to collect data using a coded excel sheet, that will be provided in the pack. Taking care to remove all patient identification data will be added to the excel sheet for the period between 1st April to 30th April 2020 both days inclusive.
Global impact of COVID-19 on Surgeons and Team members (Global COST)
As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc over the globe, it forced us to consider alternative approaches to undertake our practice. We aim to investigate the impact of COVID19 on surgeons and allied health professionals worldwide, of all specialities; on their career, family and home life as well as overall well-being- mentally, physically (including access to PPE) and financially.
The procedure involves filling an online survey (link below), endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons England COVID Research Group, that will take approximately 10 minutes. Your participation in this research study is voluntary. Your details will be kept confidential. All data will be stored in a password protected electronic format. This prject is led by Prof. M. A. Imam
The Study Protocol: Download
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science by which machines learn cognitive-type tasks. In healthcare, its role is expanding rapidly and becoming more sophisticated. AI is being applied in medical imaging, in diagnosis and treatment algorithms, in business modelling and healthcare records, to name but a few examples. The advantages of such developments include the ability to streamline services, make them more efficient and potentially more accurate. AI aims to improve healthcare in these ways. The disadvantages are the concerns this generates about the regulation of the industry, data protection, ethical concerns about algorithm bias and the potential for the loss of human jobs. This has generated criticism of AI development.
AI is a politically sensitive topic and as such, there is believed to be a wide spectrum of perceptions among different people. Some welcome the changes AI offers, others do not and many find themselves adopting a more nuanced position. This survey is interested in the perceptions of those who work in a variety of different roles within healthcare.
Link of the survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6008387/FAIMS-Study