Global impact of COVID-19 on Surgeons and Team members (Global COST)

Dear Participant,

As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc over the globe, it forced us to consider alternative approaches to undertake our practice.

We aim to investigate the impact of COVID19 on surgeons and allied health professionals worldwide, of all specialities; on their career, family and home life as well as overall well-being- mentally, physically (including access to PPE) and financially.

The procedure involves filling an online survey (link below), endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons England COVID Research Group, that will take approximately 10 minutes. Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. Your details will be kept confidential. All data will be stored in a password protected electronic format. 

If you have any questions about the research study, please contact us on

Staring the survey indicates 
• you have read the above information
• you voluntarily agree to participate
• you are a surgeon (trainee or consultant), surgical assistant, anaesthetist (trainee or consultant), operating department practitioner or scrub/theatre nurse, currently in practice. 

Thank you,
Global COST Research Team

Survey Link:

Study Protocol:



Chief Investigator: Mr Mohamed Imam

Steering Committee 

Ms Zahra Jaffry

Mr Anshul Sobti

Mr Chi Yiu

Dr Ahmed Negida

Prof. Richard Field

Prof. Peter Brennan

Mr Ali Narvani

Prof. Hassan Abdalla

Dr Rawad Hammad 

Dr Nadeem Qasi

Mr Arshad Khaleel

Mr Cy Ng

Mr Adrain Jones

Dr Stephen Lyman

Prof. Bijayendra Singh