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- 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's work with the Department of Health's health protection team continues
- UCL Partners successful in bid to host a new £9 million CLAHRC!
- Funding bid to understand complications following children's heart surgery successful!
- We're recruiting - make a difference to health care with CORU!
- Editorial published in Heart discussing the benefits and risks of monitoring mortality
Funding bid to understand complications following children's heart surgery successful!
16 August 2013
CORU is a co-applicant on a successful bid to the National
Institute of Health Research's Health Services & Delivery Research Programme (NIHR HS&DR) to select, define and evaluate important
complications following heart surgery in children. The project is led by Great
Ormond Street Hospital for Children and will also involve clinical teams from University
Hospitals Bristol, Royal Hospital For Sick Children in Glasgow,
Children’s Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital in London. The Children's Heart Federation is also a co-applicant on the bid and will help facilitate planned work with patients and their families.
Survival rates following heart surgery in children are getting ever better due to improving techniques and care. However, it is still risky surgery and at least 500 children per year experience complications, such as brain injury or serious infection. We don’t know how often complications occur, which children are most at risk and what the impacts are on children and families.
We plan to work with patient groups to select important complications and develop objective protocols for how to measure them. We will then track the most important complications for all children who have surgery in the 5 participating hospitals and measure the impact of these, in terms of quality of life and any extra expense borne by the family or the health service.
At CORU, we will also work with patient groups on how the emerging information can be best given to children and families and with clinicians to develop robust systems to let clinical teams monitor complications in their ongoing practice.
This is an exciting and important £1.1 million project starting in January 2014 for three and a half years and we are delighted to contribute.