Research boost for Division of Surgery

The Division of Surgery saw an impressive year of research in 2015, with a number of surgeons and doctors securing NIHR research grants and fellowships.

With this vital investment and the planned growth within the research nurse and trial co-ordinator support team, 2016 is looking to be an exciting year of growth and development for surgical research.

The Division of Surgery provides clinical surgical services for the population of Central Manchester and also houses a broad range of disciplines providing complex tertiary care surgery for wider communities. In 2014-15 the Division ran 74 studies, above their target of 65, and exceeded their publication target of 20 with 43 papers published in the top 25% of academic journals.

In particular research activity in vascular surgery is expanding with number of studies increasing and the appointment of a new dedicated research nurse, supported by the NIHR Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester.

Find out more about three recently funded projects below:

Professor Jim Hill, NIHR Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester Surgery Speciality Lead, explained:

In 2015 we saw great progress for surgical research, and it was encouraging to see research funding secured that will support projects to deliver real patient benefit to our community.
Looking forward to 2016 we have a number of other grants submitted, which we are hoping will have positive outcomes, and we are working to grow our research capacity.

Dr Iain Mclean, Divisional Research Manager for Division of Surgery, added:

The strong performance in publications shows that a credible academic base exists within the consultants of the Division.
The aim for the immediate future, as ever, is to translate that innovation into home grown studies funded by prestigious grants.