South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix

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POPPY Study 

“ Patient reported Outcomes, postoperative Pain and Pain relief in daY case surgery” – POPPY Study

WINNER OF RAFT - 4 PITCH, NIAA Research Grant Application Submitted 

Lead Dr Will Hare 

The next RAFT 4 study aims to establish the nature of patient recovery following day surgery in both the short - term and long -term phases which hasn’t been undertaken before in the UK. We are particularly interested in the incidence of persistent postsurgical pain and postoperative opioid use in this population alongside the factors that may alter the risk of these problems occurring. This aligns with the James Lind Alliance priority setting partnership which identified ‘What can we do to stop patients developing chronic pain after surgery?’ as one of the top ten questions. We plan to use a novel SMS prompted online patient feedback system to gather our data. This has already been successfully used for postoperative feedback in multiple UK centres. If we can demonstrate its efficacy as part of our embedded pilot study, then this will have great implications for future trainee led network research projects