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Updated process to oversee the safe introduction of new surgical procedures

  • 17 September 2023
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has worked with researchers from the surgical and orthopaedic innovation theme at the Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (Bristol BRC) to create a flow diagram outlining an updated process for overseeing the safe introduction of new surgical procedures. The…

Funding awarded for research into shared decision making in surgery

  • 5 September 2023
The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded the North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol almost £150,000 to conduct research into improving shared decision making in surgery. The NIHR Programme Development Grant award will enable the study team working within the…

Study reveals surgeons need to improve how they communicate with patients about innovative procedures

  • 14 August 2023
Patients are not given sufficient information about the novel status of a procedure, possible uncertainties or potential risks when deciding to go ahead with the procedure, a study published in the Annals of Surgery has found. The study, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care…

Significant variations in hip fracture health costs and care between NHS hospitals and regions, study finds

  • 11 July 2023
There are significant variations in healthcare spending and care delivery across NHS hospitals in England and Wales following hip fracture, a new study aimed at understanding how hospital care impacts patients’ outcomes and costs has revealed. The study, led by the University of Bristol and funded by…

NHS policies on patient’s weight and access to hip replacement surgery are inappropriate, study finds

  • 13 June 2023
Weight and body mass index (BMI) policies introduced by NHS commissioning groups in England are inappropriate and worsening health inequalities, according to a new study published in BMC Medicine today [13 June] that analysed nearly 490,000 hip surgeries. With one in ten people likely to need a joint replacement in…

Illustrator brings our surgical and orthopaedic innovation theme to life

  • 27 March 2023
A new illustration by Camille Aubry explains our surgical and orthopaedic innovation theme, bringing the theme to life for a wider public audience. Theme co-lead Dr Vikki Wylde commissioned the illustration as she has worked with Camille on a number of projects in the past. The illustration outlines the aims…

Using artificial intelligence to help diagnose disease

  • 16 March 2023
Areas where radiological imaging is frequently needed may benefit from using artificial intelligence (AI) to help with diagnosis, suggest findings published by Bristol BRC researchers in BMJ Open. Future research should focus on how the technology could be used by healthcare professionals in clinical settings. Healthcare professionals…

Prioritising surgical demand during COVID-19

  • 31 January 2023
Prioritising which patients should undergo surgery when demand exceeded capacity was incredibly challenging for surgeons during the pandemic, a study part-funded by the Bristol BRC has found. During the CONSIDER-19 study, researchers interviewed healthcare professionals to investigate their experiences of prioritising patients for surgery, while the national…

Researchers explore using patient-taken images to assess wounds after surgery

  • 27 January 2023
Bristol BRC researchers have developed and tested a method for patients to take and submit wound images after surgery so they can be assessed remotely for wound infection. Patients were able to successfully produce high-quality images after the study team provided them with instructions on how to…