Following the initial survey to which some BADS members contributed last year, Greener Operations is now inviting patients, carers, members of the public and clinicians to take part in an interim survey Back
BADS is supporting “Greener Operations”, a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership which aims to identify the most important research questions that need to be answered in order to help make operations (including surgery, anaesthesia, and healthcare provided around the time of an operation) more environmentally sustainable.
Last year BADS members, amongst others, contributed to an initial survey which generated over 1,500 potential research questions about environmentally sustainable peri-operative care. Since then, the Greener Operations team has reviewed the suggestions, checked them against existing research, and developed 60 ‘indicative questions’ which represent the themes of the suggestions from the initial survey.
Greener Operations is now inviting patients, carers, members of the public and clinicians to indicate which of the indicative questions they think are most important via an online survey. This will be used to produce a shortlist of questions which will be discussed in-depth at the final priority setting workshop in London on 15th June. The final output will be a ‘top ten’ list of research questions in environmentally sustainable peri-operative care.
If you would like to find out more and contribute to this work, please follow Greener Operations on Twitter, visit their website, and complete the latest survey. The final workshop will involve participants from various healthcare professions, patients, carers, and members of the public – if you may be interested in participating in the final workshop, details and an expression of interest form are provided on the survey page.
The survey is open now and will close at 12:00 midday on 30th May 2022.