How should innovation be evaluated in global surgery? Contribute your thoughts. Survey is now open.

Invitation on behalf of the Global Health Research Group in Surgical Technologies

Are you a surgeon or surgical researcher with an interest in global surgery, surgical innovation or technology? Or perhaps you have or want experience in evaluating surgical technology and/or innovations in global surgery?

Can you spare just 20 minutes to complete our survey? This study aims to develop a framework for the evaluation of innovation in global surgery. The survey explores barriers and facilitators to evaluating innovation and technology in global surgery. In particular, how should we evaluate the adoption of an established technology in a novel context or setting?

If so please click the link here

We are a group of researchers from the University of Leeds called the Global Health Research Group in Surgical Technologies ( The primary aim of the group is to develop and evaluate novel technologies to improve surgical training and care in LMICs.

All the questions are in English. You do not have to complete the survey and your participation is entirely voluntary. You will not be asked for your name or email address as part of the survey itself, however once you complete the survey you will have the opportunity to express your interest to be involved in a semi-structured interview about your experiences with a member of the research team. This may be conducted online.

More information can be found on the opening page of the survey in the participant information page before you begin the survey. To view this, just click the survey link above.

If you have any questions about this study please email Dr William Bolton at the University of Leeds, 

This study has received ethical approval from the University of Leeds School of Medicine Research Ethics Committee MREC 18-102.

Thank you for your time,

Dr William Bolton on behalf of the NIHR Global Health Research Group in Surgical Technologies

NIHR Clinical Research Fellow
Global Surgical Technologies
Co-Founder MedTechFoundation


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