- Save the Children launch website designed with CORU's help
- Attempts at surgical removal are of no benefit to asbestos cancer sufferers finds trial led by CORU's Tom Treasure
- CORU's work shows effects of selective citation on surgical practice
- Pandemic flu countermeasure work published in Vaccine
- Editorial praises CORU's simple risk stratification model
- Tom Treasure's talk is ranked among top three presentations
- The Ekjut trial in India is selected as Trial of the Year!
- Christos Vasilakis gives keynote lecture at Young OR 17 conference
- CORU informs national policy on pandemic flu
- CORU work examines the foundations of triage
- Christina Pagel gives invited talk at RCM conference
- Martin Utley gives invited talk at the MASHNET workshop
- Making sense of statistics
- UCL helps engineer to heal his own heart
- Christina Pagel has paper published in The Lancet
- Martin Utley promoted to professor
- Professor Tom Treasure attends NICE International conference
- Citation for Steve Gallivan
- NCEPOD report highlights concerns over chemotherapy
- CORU 25 year celebration
- Marfan aortic aneurysm: Golesworthy wins Healthcare Award
- CORU projections of skilled birth attendance rates in world's poorest regions published
- CORU's Skilled Birth Attendance paper is a BMC Highly Accessed paper!
- CORU's visual outcome monitoring tool (VLAD) goes global!
- Number of people living with cancer set to increase significantly
- CORU article highlights challenges in implementing modelling toolkits
- Health financing website receives positive feedback!
- Is surgery to remove secondary cancer always a good thing?
- Sonya Crowe awarded Improvement Science Fellowship by the Health Foundation!
- CORU work helps child heart teams get clearer picture of their results
CORU 25 year celebration
19 May 2011
The 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Clinical
Operational Research Unit (CORU) was celebrated at UCL on 31 October
Provost of UCL, Professor Malcolm Grant, and the Medical Director of the NHS, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh joined an array of leading clinicians, health researchers and civil servants to commend the work of CORU.
At a champagne reception, the guests heard Sir Bruce talk passionately about the drive for improving quality in the NHS and how this will be underpinned by innovative methods for the interpretation of clinical outcome data such as those developed by CORU.
CORU is a group of researchers within UCL Mathematics who
work exclusively on problems related to healthcare. Entirely
grant-funded over its 25 year history, predominantly by the Department
of Health, the unit has an international reputation for excellence,
versatility, innovation and successful dissemination of its work among
The Provost commented that a key to the success of CORU is the fact that its work is conducted in close collaboration with leading clinicians. This ensures that CORU tackles problems of relevance to the NHS and that its research is informed by the insight and experience of those directly involved in delivering health services. Dr Bill Maton-Howarth, CORU’s liaison officer with the Department of Health for the past 18 years, spoke warmly of his association with the unit and wished CORU all the best for the future.
When founded in 1983, CORU focused on developing
mathematical models of the progress of patients with cancer to assist
in the evaluation of new treatments.
Current projects being undertaken by CORU include work related to surgical wound infections, providing tools for monitoring outcomes in paediatric heart surgery, the restructuring of treatment services for anxiety and depression, challenging the evidence for some forms of cancer surgery and reducing maternal mortality in the developing world.