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The SWUK Burn Care ODN is fortunate to have the Children's Burns Research Centre.  This is a multi-disciplinary consortium led by the University of Bristol in partnership with the University of the West of England, Cardiff University, University of Bath and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol).

The Centre is based with the South West UK Children's Burn Centre at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, and has an office at Cardiff University.

The Children's Burns Research Centre forms part of the Burns Collective alongside the Birmingham Burn Injury Research Centre led by Mr Naiem Moiemen.

The research consortium has a track record of working together and has partnered with voluntary agencies and patient groups, with the aims of delivering a patient-centred research programme to provide measurable outcomes for real patient benefit, and developing multidisciplinary research capacity in burns research.

The SWUK ODN aims to facilitate research in the South West of England and South/Mid Wales enabling patients to take part in multi-centre national research studies.

Current Research

Core Outcome Set for Burn Care Research

COSB LogoThrough systematic review, the Children’s Burns Research Centre in Bristol, in partnership with the University of Bristol, have identified that there are hundreds of different outcomes reported in research papers regarding burns. This makes it difficult to compare and identify the most effective interventions for patients to optimise their care.

The COSB team are conducting a survey involving healthcare professionals and patients, to identify the most important outcomes to measure within burn studies. The study requires that two surveys are completed a couple of months apart, followed by a consensus meeting to identify the Core Outcome Set to be reported in all future burn studies. This will make evidence synthesis possible, providing a stronger basis for clinical decision making.

This 3 minute video explains it in more detail: 

If you would like to take part, please go to: 

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the COSB team at: 

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Restore is a Medical charity advancing burns and scar research. They also award fellowships for innovative investigations into wound and scar management.Visit the Restore website for further information.

Further Information

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