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: Mahmoud Loubani and Iain Squire
  • Health Services Researchers: Laura Gray and Joanne Miksza
  • Patient and Public Representatives: Sarah Murray, Paul Haywood, Jara Weinkauf, Phil Collis and Gil Wheeler
  • Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network: Shagorika Talukder and Abdhul Badran
  • See more about our long term outcomes and quality of life.

CSG2 Prehabilitation

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

CSG4 Minimally Invasive and Heart Valve Surgery

  • Clinicians: Enoch Akowuah  
  • Co-Lead: Wil Woan
  • Health Services Researchers: Rebecca Maier
  • Patient and Public Representatives: Phil Blakelock and Alan Keys 
  • Cardiothoracic Interdisciplinary Research Network: Amer Harky and Nathan Tyson
  • See more about Minimally Invasive and Heart Valve Surgery 

CSG5 Organ Protection

  • Clinicians: Andrew Klein and Gudrun Kunst
  • Patient and Public Representatives: Irene Leeman, Bal Patel and Panna Morjaria
  • 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.

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