Please take a look at the following website links for further information:
|Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract||www.ssat.com|
|Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons||www.alsgbi.org|
|British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society||www.british-obesity-surgery.org|
|NICE Guidance on Obesity and Surgery||http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG43|
|Risk Calculator for Major Surgery||www.vasgbi.com/riskdetsky.htm|
|UEA Biology Department||www.uea.ac.uk/bio|
|Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital||www.nnuh.nhs.uk|
|Spire Hospitals Group||www.spirehealthcare.com|
|Spire Hospitals Group - Norwich||Weight Loss surgery at Spire Norwich Hospital|
|NICE Guidelines on Laparoscopic Hernias||http://guidance.nice.org.uk/TA83|
|Oesophageal Patients Association||www.opa.org.uk|
|Cancer Research UK||www.cancerresearchuk.org|
We are involved in a number of research projects which are funded partially through grants and partially through charitable funds. We also support several charities through fundraising.
The local research funds include the Gastrointestinal Trials Fund which helps with current research projects into Stem Cells and cancer, quality of life in cancer surgery and many other projects. Contact Karen Turner for further details on 01603 287583.
The Oesophageal patients Association www.opa.org.uk is one of the largest and best supported patient associations in the UK. It provides regular regional meetings for patients, partners and carers dealing with oesophageal cancer and other oesophageal diseases and has a regular telephone helpline.
Mercy Flyers is a not-for-profit organisation run by two doctors with links to the Norfolk and Norwich Universiy Hospital. Their mission is to take specialist medical care to those who are geographically remote and living in poverty in southern African countries. They aim to support and enhance healthcare capabilities through relationships, education and shared experiences, and help people irrespective of their religion or race.