Regional meeting 12/06/2015 – Call for abstracts

Following the success of last year’s meeting, SYSuRG are pleased to announce the second regional meeting to be held on 12/06/2015 at Sheffield Medical School. This will be an opportunity for students and trainees from across the region to present their work. We are looking for clinical audit or research projects relating to surgery or the peri-operative care of patients. We would be particularly interested in small scale projects which might be reproduced on a larger scale.

This is a friendly meeting and will be an opportunity for people to give one of their first oral presentations to a meeting.

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should be submitted by 2200 on 01/06/2015.

Submission link:

If you would like further information please get in touch via twitter or the email.

Now Recruiting Yorkshire Vascular Centres for RaVES

The Readmissions in Vascular and EndoVascular Surgery study has successfully been completed at the Sheffield Vascular Institute and furthermore presented both at the National Regional Collaborative Meeting, Cardiff and the Vascular Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow.

For more information please click this link

Following its success, we are now looking for Vascular centres in Yorkshire to contribute to a multicentre study.

If you would like to be involved, please contact the lead investigator Mr Matthew Rigby:

SYSuRG Regional Audit Meeting 11.07.2014

Our inaugural regional audit meeting shall be held on Friday the 11th of July, starting at 19:00 in the Medical School.

Abstracts have been accepted and we now have a programme available for the evening.

Presentations will be judged by our very own Mr Balasubramanian and Miss Sarah Daniels, and there will be an prize for the best speaker.

For further information you can tweet us @SYSuRG or email us at

Click the link below for more details on the evening and abstracts to be presented.

SYSURG Audit evening programme


See you there!


First SYSURG collaborated project published!

Congrats to the STARSURG team whose collaboration project on NSAIDs use in colorectal surgery has just been accepted for publication in the British Journal of Surgery!

This is a major achievement and is a shining example of what research collaboratives can achieve with the body of motivated trainees that power them. Congrats guys!

SYSURG Committee Elections and AGM!

The SYSURG Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday 24th June at 7pm in Seminar Room 6 of the Sheffield Medical School.


We will be updating you on the progress we have made in our first 12 months of activity, as well as discussing our vision and our future plans to meet that vision!


We will also be electing a brand new committee!


The Core Committee posts we will be electing are:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Webmaster
  • Publicity
  • Projects coordinator
  • Medical student representative
To find out more information regarding the SYSuRG Core Committee posts and if you are interested in taking up one of these positions then please email SYSuRG Chair – Jonny Wild   –

Submit your Abstracts for the Surgical Audit Meeting

The abstract submission process is open for the SYSURG 1st Surgical Audit Meeting!

The Meeting will be held on Friday 11 July so put that date in your diaries now!

This is an opportunity for medical students, Foundation, Core and Specialty Trainees to present their surgical audit projects to a wider audience drawn from across the region.

For more information about authoring your abstract and to access the submission proforma visit the Surgical Audit meeting webpage via the tab at the top of the page.

The deadline for abstracts is FRIDAY 20th JUNE. 


As most of you busy surgical trainees will know all too well, time flies. Well, this is certainly true for SYSURG – we can barely believe it but we are now ONE YEAR OLD!


It’s been a busy and exciting year for the new collaborative. Over that time we have taken part and contributed to some of the exciting national projects including the WBPA Survey, ROCSS trial and the Sepsis audit. In the last six months we have also started to develop  some of our very own studies, including readmission in General Surgery (RAGeS), Ethicheck and the MRCP in Acute Gallstone Disease (MAGD) Study, which will all be launching soon.  We have also taken an active part in the National Research Collaborative (NRC) and continue to work with them as well as the many other hard working research collaboratives around the country.

And we have so much to look forward to in our second year! We want to continue our work with junior trainees to inspire them to get involved with research and developing their own projects. To this end we are looking forward to launching the first Surgical Audit Meeting. Encouraging trainees to submit and share their hard work with consultant feedback, we can hopefully help trainees to appreciate the value of their work in the wider context of patient health and wellbeing and inspire them to take their ideas to new levels. We have high hopes for developing excellent resources for our new YouTube channel for surgical trainees becoming involved in project development. We are also thrilled to be hosting the NRC Conference in the City of Steel in December 2015!


So, in summary it has been an exciting and productive year! Now time for us to have a big fat slice of birthday cake!


Welcome to SYSURG

Welcome to the SYSURG website!


We are very excited to have moved to the WordPress platform for our website hosting. We are still settling into our new home, and will continue to tweak the website over the coming months.

You can now access all of our exciting content via the links on the menu above.