Another important academic position within the RNS SERT Institute (Lead, Surgical Excellence and Performance Change) will be advertised in the coming weeks and I encourage interested surgeons to apply (more on page 4). We will also be recruiting a 0.5 FTE administrative officer to support our ever-expanding work!
Based on feedback from surgical departments during our consultation process we have taken the following actions:
- Started the recruitment process to appoint a dedicated surgical scientific officer to provide research support to the RNSH Division of Surgery (more on page 4)
- Launched the RNS SERT Institute website (www.rnssert.org), which is being populated with information about surgical departments on the Northern campus, as well as profiles of surgical leaders working in the RNS SERT Institute. We anticipate this will become the main conduit for promoting surgical activity in our area. Shelly would appreciate any feedback you have about the website.
- Assessed and developed a preliminary surgical research strategy, including our bio-statistics capacity and how the RNS SERT Institute can strengthen this further
- Identified opportunities for collaboration with the academic anaesthetists at RNSH
We are planning an official launch of the RNS SERT Institute in June 2018. This will be another exciting milestone and an invitation will be extended to all clinicians and researchers within the Northern area.
The RNS DASO unit is also just about to announce the funding application outcomes to assist surgical departments with data management.