Arpit Jariwala invited to join the SCORE

Mr Arpit Jariwala (Consultant Upper Limb & Trauma Surgeon, NHS Tayside & UDOTS Director) has been invited to be East Regional Consultant Representative by the Scottish Orthopaedic Research Collaborative (SCORE).

SCORE was formed in May 2020 as a means of collaboration between multiple Scottish regions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. SCORE is an inclusive group and welcomes project proposals from all who wish to be part of a Scottish national collaborative, to not only improve the healthcare of patients but also to improve research skills. The aim is to produce high-quality research led by trainees and supported by expert clinicians throughout Scotland. Consultants and Trainees across Scotland are encouraged to join in various on-going projects or seek the support of the SCORE group to pursue their research ideas and see them through to publication.

Borne out of a desire to understand the impact of COVID-19 on Orthopaedic Trauma, SCORE published its initial study “Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on orthopaedic trauma: a multicentre study across Scotland”.

Continually evolving, the collaborative has now formed a committee structure with regional representation across Scotland of research-active Consultants and trainees keen on research. The SCORE has developed processes to allow new studies to be set up from proposal to publication. Future projects will be on all aspects of musculoskeletal healthcare including Trauma and Elective Orthopaedics and all surrounding areas of interest.

Mr Jariwala stated:

“I’m delighted to be asked by the SCORE committee to represent the East of Scotland region on SCORE and thank Mr Iain Stevenson, Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant, NHS Grampian and the current Chair of the SCORE committee for the warm welcome. I look forward to supporting the collaborative research of this multicentre group and to help in the facilitation of musculoskeletal research throughout Scotland.

The sharing and dissemination of combined knowledge is a powerful tool and the SCORE Committee and its regional representatives boast a fantastic array of expertise and knowledge in the field of Orthopaedics.

I am so glad to be working with research savvy trainees Mr Peter Davies, Mr Alastair Faulkner and Mr Sam Greensmith from East of Scotland Deanery to support the SCORE group and I’m looking forward to the SCORE collaborative achieving its aims of promoting and supporting research initiatives across Scotland.

Henry Ford’s words aptly describe SCORE’s objectives: Coming together is the beginning, staying together is the progress and working together is the success.”