South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix

  SWARM

Founders of SWARM

Dr Thomas Clark


Profile:

Former trainee in Peninsula

Critical Care Consultant, Torbay Hospital


Founded SWARM in April 2012

Dr Gary Minto


Profile:

Anaesthetic Consultant, Derriford Hospital


Founded SWARM in April 2012

Ongoing leading role on SWARM Committee

 
SWARM achievements by July 2014
Regional trainee research network established involving 6 hospital trusts
Central committee appointed
Membership of SWARM has grown to over 200 trainees and 60 students
Held 2 AGMs

Projects
6 home-grown prospective audits / service evaluations
Recruitment completed for 2 NIHR observational studies (LAS VEGAS and SNAP)
Recruitment for COMS; RAFT's first national project

Publications
1 article accepted for publication (SuSHI, Anaesthesia)
1 article in process of submission (THAnCS)
1 article to be written (SWARM ICU, Intensive Care Medicine / Critical Care)
4 abstracts published (BJA x 2, Anaesthesia x 2)
1 abstract under submission (ICS)

Multiple publications associated with LAS VEGAS and SNAP

Posters
3 national poster presentations (ARS, AAGBI x2)
1 international poster presentation (ESRA)

Presentations
2 national oral presentations (GAT, ARS)
2 regional oral presentations (SASWR, SODIT)
Numerous local oral presentations
Numerous oral presentations to national committees

In the pipeline...
1 upcoming national oral presentation
1 upcoming regional oral presentation (SASWR)
1 upcoming AGM
Meta-analysis group to be established
NIAA grant received for first home-grown RCT