Congratulations to the new INTEGRATE committee members!
Matthew Smith (East of England) has taken over from Rich Williams as overall Chair of INTEGRATE. Rich leaves to be a consultant, and CI of what we hope to be INTEGRATE’s first clinical trial.
In an exciting development for INTEGRATE, John Hardman (North Thames) becomes the first full-time Fellow, aiming to complete a higher degree in collaborative research while ensuring the smooth-running of the growing network.
To facilitate our expanding ambitions and portfolio of projects we have appointed three new Subcommittee Chairs: George Garas (East Midlands) for Head & Neck, Nish Mehta (North Thames) for Otology and Anna Slovick (North Thames) for Rhinology.
Thea Tikka (West of Scotland) takes over as Data and IT officer, with outgoing officer Matt Ellis ensuring a smooth transition. Oliver McLaren (South West) becomes the new Treasurer, and Maha Khan (North West) retains the post of Collaborator Engagement Officer.
The INTEGRATE General Election – All positions available!
INTEGRATE is evolving and we have decided to make all committee positions available. See here for more details on the available positions and how to apply.
Integrate at BACO
We will be at BACO in Manchester on 4th – 6th July with a couple of presentations on past, present and future projects. Rich Williams and Maha Khan will be speaking on Wednesday about collaborator engagement, future directions for Integrate and upcoming opportunities including applications for positions on the committee and the Integrate Fellow. On Thursday Nishay Mehta and Matthew Ellis will present the findings of the National Epistaxis Audit.
Cancer Surveillance Audit – Submission deadline extended
The deadline for submission of data for the BAHNO National Cancer Surveillance has been extended by a week to 7th July. More information for collaborators on the process of preparing the data which has been collected for submission is available at https://entintegrate.org/completing-data-collection/
The National Head and Neck Cancer Surveillance Audit – recruiting now
The next national project delivered by Integrate will be the BAHNO National Head and Neck Cancer Surveillance Audit. This is a combined project between ENT and MaxFax trainees. We are now accepting applications for the position of site lead. There will be two site leads per hospital, one ENT trainee and one MaxFax trainee.
Click here for more info.
Coming soon: The Integrate Fellow
Could this be you? Following the success of Integrate’s first project we are aiming to go pro and recruit a research fellow. This is planned to be a full time salaried post for an innovative trainee who could coordinate and advance portfolio of projects. We are in the process of securing funding for this desirable post and will be accepting applications soon.
Can see yourself gaining an MD or PhD in a fully funded academic post as the Integrate fellow? Watch this space for more detail about the application process.
The Epistaxis Audit has been accepted for publication
The first main academic paper with the results of the National Epistaxis Audit has recently been accepted for publication. This fantastic achievement represents the hard work of many people from over 130 sites across the UK. An email has recently been sent to all collaborators to ensure that they are correctly attributed in the paper.
If you are a collaborator on the National Epistaxis Audit and you think that you may not have received this email please contact a member of the committee or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
ENT Research – Integrated
Integrate is the National ENT trainee research collaborative. We exist to bring ENT trainees together to design and deliver high quality research projects. We want to improve the evidence base for the interventions in our specialty and improve the outcomes for our patients.