Are you interested in finding out more about the Injuries & Emergencies (I&E) Specialty Group of the NIHR Clinical Research Network?
Historically, trauma surgeons have had a good presence on the I&E Group and, as a result, have exercised significant influence on policy, resources etc. However, numbers have fallen off recently as trauma surgeons have left and been consistently replaced by ED people. This is not a policy thing, it’s just that ED people applied for the local CRN leadership roles and trauma surgeons didn’t. Of the original fifteen trauma surgeons in the National I&E Specialty Group, only four remain: Matt Costa, Mike Whitehouse from Bristol, Jon Young from Coventry and Andy McAndrew from Reading.
“I’d like to cement the OTS position as a ‘key stakeholder’ with the I&E Specialty Group, and hopefully encourage trauma surgeons to apply for the Local Specialty Lead roles in their region as and when these become available. As a small incentive, the Local Speciality Lead role is one of the very few ‘extra jobs’ that comes with funding!”
Professor Matt CostaOTS President | I&E Member
The OTS have proposed a meeting with I&E in order to raise the awareness of its role amongst our members. You can find out how the CRN works, sit in on discussions around the NIHR Portfolio and hopefully get inspired! The date is the 7th June 2019 and the meeting will take place in London. The meeting will be free to attend, but we need to knownumbers for the purposes of catering and venue size.
Are you interested in finding out more about I&E on 7th June 2019?
Please click the button to email Paolo Chianta and register your interest today.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN)
The key infrastructure funding for research in England is delivered by the NIHR Clinical Research Network. They employ the research nurses who do all the work on the ground in NHS hospitals, as well as running the NIHR portfolio of studies, industry support teams, and paying for some local investigator time.