The countdown to the start of ORCHESTRA is on!
We have now finished a successful pilot study and ironed out a few teething problems with the online data collection system.
The study will start on September 1st 2014. We would like to use the last few weeks to get as many centres as possible to collaborate. Thank you to all the General Surgeons and Urologists that have signed up but we are still looking for more! If you have considered joining the study but not yet done anything about it then NOW is the time! Please could you all ask around your friends and colleagues to take part. Study details and sign-up form are at www.pstrn.org.uk
One observation from the pilot study is that it has been useful to have more than one trainee involved. With junior doctor changeover this week it would be a good time to see if any new doctors joining your department would like to get involved.
Any trainee contributing data will be recognised as an investigator and acknowledged accordingly (PubMed searchable)¬†and when the study is complete there will be opportunities for contributing to the paper itself.
Please get in touch with any queries or problems encountered and we will endeavour to help.
We look forward to collaborating with you!
The Orchestra Team