Better decision making for high-risk surgical patients

The OSIRIS programme is a major project of research, to understand and improve the shared decision making process for patients at high risk of medical complications as they contemplate major surgery.

Led by Barts Health NHS Trust & Queen Mary University London and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), research will be conducted with patients, doctors and carers to understand the surgical decision making process.  We will also undertake a series of epidemiological studies to describe the healthcare and chronic disease burden experienced by high-risk patients undergoing major surgery. These workstreams will enable us to design a decision support intervention for perioperative doctor-patient decision making which we will then evaluate in a multi-centre randomised cluster trial.

This website will continue to be the central communication hub for all aspects of the trial. We will continue to add more information as the study progresses. Please contact us if you have any queries, and follow us on twitter @OsirisProgramme for further progress updates.