SOuRCe : Surgical Outcomes Research Centre

Our aim is to improve the quality of perioperative healthcare through a comprehensive programme of health services research and innovation in improvement science

We are proud to partner and be supported by the following organisations:

Our current core projects include:

  • External validation of the Surgical Outcome Risk Tool (SORT - and development of a morbidity prediction model
  • Funded by the Health Foundation, the development and evaluation of a novel perioperative medicine pathway for high-risk surgical patients (POM-SHIP - )
  • In conjunction with the NIAA-HSRC
    • The Sprint National Anaesthesia Projects
      • SNAP-1 - Patient reported outcome after anaesthesia
      • SNAP-2 - EPIdemiology of Critical Care after Surgery (EPICCS)
  • In conjunction with the Health Foundation and the NIAA-HSRC, we are delivering the Royal College of Anaesthetists' national Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (

Established in April 2000 with a grant from the Special Trustees of UCLH NHS Trust we are now funded by a capacity grant from the UCLH NIHR Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre