UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network Launch

The UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network is being launched at the inaugural NIAA Annual Scientific Meeting on 14th April 2016 and new members will be able to join from this date.

The aim of the CTN is to build infrastructure to support patient recruitment into large clinical trials, and generate new evidence to inform the care of more than 300 million patients undergoing surgery worldwide each year.

In keeping with the collaborative ethos of the NIAA, the CTN will create an environment which allows everyone with an interest in perioperative care to make a meaningful but realistic contribution to clinical trials and observational studies.

The CTN has developed bespoke training schemes suitable for investigators of all levels of experience. The local investigator scheme is accessible to all CTN members, while the principal investigator scheme is intended for members who will regularly take on local trial leadership responsibilities. The chief investigator scheme is for those members who are keen to progress from the principal investigator role on to one of future leader of CTN approved trials. Enquiries & applications can be made via the website.