Surgical Specialty Leads for clinical trials
The BOA is, for the first time, sponsoring ‘Surgical Specialty Leads’ for trauma and orthopaedics and three excellent candidates have been appointed to these roles and take up these positions as 1st November 2019. These positions will cost £62,500 over three years and have been funded as a result of our research fundraising. We are really grateful to all those members, donors, fundraisers and supporters, who have so generously donated and supported this work.
The Surgical Specialty Leads are positions coordinated through the RCSEngland and the aim is for them to act as a conduit for clinicians interested in developing trials and to provide a forum for discussion of proposals that can be processed through appropriate funding bodies. They will each chair a clinical research group to help develop new trials in their field. The three appointees will work collaborative with the BOA, with our funded clinical trials unit and with other stakeholder individuals to make progress in supporting development of research and trial.
Mr Peter Hutchinson, Director of Clinical Research at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, commented:
“The appointment of three new surgical speciality leads in Orthopaedics and Trauma is a fantastic development. It provides a major opportunity to broaden the spectrum of clinical research and the surgical trial portfolio. Their research will enable important questions to answered and improve the treatment for patients with disorders of and injury to the musculo-skeletal system.”
Biographies for the three appointees are provided below. We will be supporting them over the next three years and will provide members and donors updates on their progress and ways to get involved.