You slip on the stairs while talking on the phone, and end up in hospital with multiple fractures. What kind of operation should you have? You are in no condition to make an informed decision, still less to give informed consent to participating in a double-blind trial... This seminar will consider where evidence comes from in orthopaedic trauma surgery, how that evidence is translated into policy, and how we could do better. All are very welcome.
‘What do patients think about taking part in trauma research?’ Liz Tutton, University of Warwick
‘Can clinical research change practice in trauma surgery?’ Matt Costa, Wolfson College
‘What happens after the trial? How do we develop National Clinical Guidelines’ Bob Handley, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence