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Surgery and anaesthesia

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A third of hospital admissions nationally involve surgery and surgical staff across the Northern Care Alliance are helping to deliver clinical studies to assess new surgical techniques and develop breakthroughs in treatment that will help to deliver improved care to patients

Current research includes:

  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Cancer
  • Gastroenterology
  • Orthopaedics.
  • General surgery
  • Wound healing
  • Neurosurgery

Your surgeon or other healthcare staff may speak to you about taking part in research, which could include questionnaires and surveys, and analysing information from routine observations as well as testing new techniques and equipment such as scanners.


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