The Dukes’ Club Collaborative

The Duke's Club CollaborativeThe Dukes’ Club Collaborative is a national trainee collaborative for colorectal surgery. This has been founded by The Dukes’ Club Committee to facilitate national research led by colorectal trainees.

CLOSE-IT study

The first study, CLOSE-IT, investigating time to ileostomy closure after anterior resection for rectal cancer and exploring reasons for the delay, with prospective data collection starting in April 2018.

Click here for more information about the CLOSE-IT study.


DAMASCUS is an international, prospective study aiming to investigate the international variability in the presentation and index management of acute diverticulitis, and whether there is an association between index management and short and medium-term clinical outcomes.

To collaborate in DAMASCUS, please fill this form. For surgical trainees who will change hospitals in October, please use your future hospital when you fill the form.

Click here for more information about the DAMASCUS study.