The Vascular and Endovascular Research Network (VERN) is a multidisciplinary collaborative for those involved or interested in the care of individuals with vascular conditions.
Trainees have taken the initiative in recent years and set up trainee led research groups aimed at performing collaborative research studies across multiple hospital trusts, maximising patient numbers and increasing study power and impact.
Further details of both regional and national groups across all specialities are detailed below. Attend their regular meetings or contact the administrator about how you can get involved by pitching an idea, assisting in study design or partaking in data collection at your local hospital.
Northern Surgical Trainees Research Association
Regional general Surgery group
The goals of NoSTRA are to inspire, encourage and motivate surgical trainees to participate in high quality, well-designed multicentre clinical research. The collaborative template has been extremely successful in other regions across the UK and we hope to replicate similar success in the North East.
Student Audit and Research in Surgery
National medical student led surgical research collaborative
The Student Audit and Research in Surgery (STARSurg) collaborative is a national, student-led audit and research network with representation from medical schools across the UK and Ireland.
Herrick Society transplant research collaborative
National transplant surgery group
The Herrick Society is for trainees in transplant surgery in the United Kingdom, and is affiliated with the British Transplantation Society and the Association of Surgeons in Training. We aim to bring together surgical trainees with an interest in transplantation surgery, and to represent and support such trainees.
British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative
National neurosurgery group
The British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative is a network open to all neurosurgical trainees/junior staff in the UK and Ireland. Our aim is to undertake high quality multi-centre research studies. We are an initiative of the British Neurosurgical Trainee Association.