Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

National Cardiac Surgery Clinical Trials Initiative

HRUK logoIn 2019, James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership in Adult Cardiac Surgery identified the Top 10 research priorities for patients, carers and clinicians  

Our next step is to translate these research priorities into a programme of clinical trials that address the most important research questions.

This process will be taken forward, by nine new Clinical Study Groups (CSG) led by interdisciplinary teams composed of members of the public, health services researchers and clinicians.

CSG1 Long Term Outcomes and Quality of Life

  • Clinicians: Mark Petrie, Mahmoud Loubani
  • Health Services Researchers: Richard Evans, Linda Sharples and Sara Schroter
  • Patient and Public Representatives: Sarah Murray, Paul Haywood and Jara Weinkauf
  • Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network: Shagorika Talukder
  • See more about our long term outcomes and quality of life.

CSG2 Prehabilitation

  • Clinicians: Sally Singh and John Cleland
  • Health Services Researchers: Rod Taylor and Alex McConnachie
  • Patient and Public Representative: Jenny Camaradou and Phil Collis
  • Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network: Georgia Layton
  • See more about prehabilitation.

CSG3 Heart Valve Interventions

  • Clinicians: Gerry McCann, Rana Sayeed and Saul Myerson
  • Health Services Researchers: Ines Rombach and Tom Treibel
  • Patient and Public Representatives: Wil Woan and Phil Blakelock
  • Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network: Nathan Tyson
  • See more about heart valve interventions.

CSG4 Minimally Invasive, Hybrid and Percutaneous Techniques

  • Clinicians: Enoch Akowuah and Hunaid Vohra
  • Health Services Researchers: Rebecca Maier and Carol Gamble
  • Patient and Public Representatives: Wil Woan and Alan Keys 
  • Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network: Amer Harky
  • See more about minimally invasive, hybrid and percutaneous techniques.

CSG5 Organ Protection

  • Clinicians: Andrew Klein, Gudrun Kunst and Graham Cooper
  • Patient and Public Representatives: Irene Leeman
  • Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network: Jason Ali
  • See more about organ protection.

CSG6 Atrial Fibrillation

  • Clinicians: Barbara Casadei and Gianni Angelini
  • Health Services Researchers: Barnaby Reeves and Chris Rogers
  • Patient and Public Representative: Gil Wheeler and Anthony Locke
  • Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network: George Gradinariu
  • See more about atrial fibrillation.

CSG7 Infection Prevention

  • Clinicians: Melissa Rochon, Luke Rogers and Ricky Vaja
  • Health Services Researchers: Judith Tanner, Shaun Barber and Cassandra Brookes
  • Patient and Public Representative: Jeremy Dearling and Keith Wilson
  • Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Networks: Georgia Layton, Ricky Vaja and Luke Rogers
  • See more about infection prevention.

CSG8 Data Science

  • Clinician: Cathie Sudlow
  • Patient and Public Representative: Mark Lewis
  • Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network: David Bleetman
  • See more about data science.

CSG9 Frailty, Sarcopenia and Chronic Conditions

  • Clinicians: Iain Squire and Mahmoud Loubani
  • Health Services Researcher: Laura Gray
  • Patient and Public Representative: Phil Collis and Gil Wheeler
  • Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network: Abdhul Badran
  • See more about Frailty, sarcopenia and chronic conditions.

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