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Feb

‘15
Issue
#9

EMPiRE
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The SALVO Newsletter
Study to assess cell-salvage in obstetrics

Recruiting women at emergency caesarean section needed
greater innovation. The community midwives are key in
providing information antenatally. SALVO leaflets were
included in the booking packs. Women at hospital antenatal
clinics were given patient information sheets.

The Salvo Team at Sunderland Royal Hospital

Meet the Sunderland team!
Sunderland have been our highest recruiter since April 2014.
Here they are describing their SALVO experience:
“The CHS Research team were very excited about the SALVO
trial as it is expected to answer an important question on
care of women having a caesarean section. Right from the
outset the team recognised the challenges the study could
pose for recruitment. There is a large multidisciplinary team
involved in the care of women in maternity. The training was
cascaded quickly to all staff. The anaesthetists attended the
site initiation visit and were enthusiastically involved. All
the operation department practitioners were encouraged
to train to use the Cell salvage machine. Most caesarean
sections are performed by obstetric junior doctors. Their
training regarding the study was vital.
Initially recruitment was straightforward. A research
midwife would approach women at their pre-assessment
visit for their elective caesarean section and provide them
with information about the study. This gave them ample
opportunity to consider and consent to the study before the
day of the planned operation.

Contact Details
Doris Lanz, Senior Trial Coordinator
Anna Placzek, Admin & Data Assistant
Email: salvo@qmul.ac.uk

The CHS Research team have encouraged and supported
medical and midwifery colleagues to obtain GCP and study
specific training. The provision of this training has enabled
women to have the opportunity to participate in the study
regardless of the time their baby is born. There is always
someone, night or day, on delivery suite who can randomise
eligible and consenting women. Team work is the secret of
Sunderland’s success.”

Patient Information Sheets
- For antenatal
information
We’ve ordered your next batches
of prints – use them freely!
Remember that these can serve
as antenatal information leaflets
as well, so use them where you
would have handed out the patient
pamphlets. Some sites give out as
many as 150 copies a week!

Teleconferences
At our last site teleconference in January, we had a lively
discussion and lots of useful suggestions on improving
recruitment – such as demonstrating to your colleagues how
straightforward the randomisation process is, etc. So keep
the dates for our next site teleconferences:
»»
Friday 13th February 10:00 - 11:00
»»
Friday 13th March 10:00 - 11:00
»»
Friday 10th April 10:00 - 11:00
Do dial in - if you’ve not received the dial-in details, please get
in touch!

Phone: 020 7882 5636
Women’s Health Research Unit,
Centre for Primary Care & Public Health
Blizard Institute, Yvonne Carter Building, 58 Turner Street, London, E1 2AB

Feb
‘15
Issue
#9
Page 2

The SALVO Newsletter

Study to assess cell-salvage in obstetrics
Cell saver information and local protocols

Have we got your up-to-date cell saver calibration dates and local protocols (on cell salvage, obstetric haemorrhage and Anti-D
prophylaxis)? We’ll be in touch over the coming weeks to complete our sets – and we’ll also need to know about your cell salvage
machine’s default trigger setting (if applicable), and information about default cell saver operating staff. Thanks in advance for your
help!

Recruitment Update
As of 31st January, our total recruitment to SALVO was 1826; we recruited 59 participants last month.

January Recruiter of the Month - West Middlesex and Bath are sharing the lead this month – very well done to the
teams for boosting their recruitment!
Salvo Sites

January
Recruitment

Monthly
Recruitment Rate
(since 1.4.14)

Total
Recruitment
(since 1.4.14)

Sunderland Royal Hospital

5

7.1

72

Royal United Hospital, Bath

8

4.7

48

James Cook University Hospital

7

4.1

42

Royal London Hospital

2

3.4

35

Singleton Hospital, Swansea

6

3.4

35

Simpson Centre, Edinburgh

6

3.1

32

Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

1

3.0

30

Royal Stoke University Hospital

4

2.9

29

West Middlesex University Hospital

8

2.9

29

Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle

4

2.5

25

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

0

2.2

22

Croydon University Hospital

4

2.0

20

St. Michaels Hospital, Bristol

0

1.8

18

Leicester University Hospitals

0

1.4

14

Whipps Cross University Hospital

0

1.4

12

Nottingham University Hospitals

2

1.2

12

Torbay Hospital

1

1.1

11

Queen’s Hospital Romford

0

0.8

8

Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

1

0.8

8

Northwick Park Hospital

0

0.7

7

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

0

0.6

6

Birmingham Women's Hospital

0

0.0

0

Contact Details
Doris Lanz, Senior Trial Coordinator
Anna Placzek, Admin & Data Assistant
Email: salvo@qmul.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7882 5636
Women’s Health Research Unit,
Centre for Primary Care & Public Health
Blizard Institute, Yvonne Carter Building, 58 Turner Street, London, E1 2AB