Position on appointment: Core Surgical Trainee
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Riaz Agha is Founder, Managing and Executive Editor of the International Journal of Surgery, Council Member for the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Section of Plastic Surgery at the Royal Society of Medicine. He sits on the board of the Elsevier Editorial System Advisory Board, the Map of Medicine Fellows Board and the Association of Surgeons in Training. He sits on the Web Committee for the World Association of Medical Editors. He has a 1st class honours degree in Anatomy and has won over 25 academic prizes and published over 30 papers.
Riaz's NICE Scholarship research work “Towards National Surgical Surveillance” looked at an interdisciplinary area of research encompassing public health, public policy and surgery. He gathered data from Acute NHS Trusts on six standardised metrics for surgical surveillance recommended by the WHO. This data was analysed together with HSMR and NPSA incident reports. The research enabled quantification of disease burden, tracking of mortality rates and benchmarking of outcomes, allowing analysis of the effects of new interventions, acting as an early warning system for poor outcomes, guiding health system programming, policy and assessment.
Where are they now?
Dr Agha is now an ST3 in Plastic Surgery at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Dr Agha launched the International Journal of Surgery: Case Reports, Elsevier's first open access journal, which is indexed in PubMed Central. In 2012, he launched Annals of Medicine and Surgery, a journal dedicated to trainee physicians and surgeons. Dr Agha has presented his scholarship work at the ASiT, ASGBI and HTAI conferences and his research has been accepted for publication.
NICE Fellows and Scholars Programme podcast
Dr Riaz Agha discusses his experience of being a NICE Scholar, the research that he carried out as part of his scholarship, and the benefits of getting involved in the programme.
This page was last updated: 30 January 2013