The Winter Elective Surgery cancellation and Psychological impact survey

What is this study about?


Due to the increased pressures faced by the NHS during the winter period, a number of patients will unfortunately have their planned operations cancelled or postponed.

Cancellations or delays to surgery can have an enormous impact on patients emotionally, physically and financially however, the extent of this impact has not previously been researched.


We are therefore contacting patients who have had their operations cancelled or postponed, and asking them to complete a short survey on their experiences. The results of the survey, whilst anonymous, will help us to understand better what our patients' go through, and learn how to make this process better.

Who can take part?

The WES-Pi survey is currently being offered to patients who have had planned operations in the departments of general surgery, colorectal surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and urological surgery.




Where is it being offered?

The following hospitals are participating in this study:

 - Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham

 - Nottingham City Hospital

 - King's Mill Hospital

 - Royal Derby Hospital

 - Lincoln County Hospital

 - Leicester Royal Infirmary

Study update: **14 Aug 2018**


The final responses for the WES-Pi survey are just coming through. We are hoping to get these all collated with a view to analyse our results and submit an abstract for the SARS 2019 conference in London!

Thank you to all patients for completing the survey, and all collaborators for all your hard work. Please watch this space!!

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