South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix


Thank you to all our presenters and attendees who made the RTS such a success!

Established in February 2012, SWARM is an anaesthetic trainee-led audit and research collaborative based in Peninsula Deanery in the South West of England.

It aims are:

1. To establish a regional network of anaesthetic trainees who conduct multi-centre research and audit with a high potential for making an impact.
2. To allow trainees to continue their involvement in research and audit projects as they migrate around the deanery.
3. To provide training in research for the educational benefit of SWARM members.
4. To attract national funding for research and audit work.
It used to be possible to sign up as a member of SWARM. With time the benefits and utility of membership were made increasingly redundant by the work of the trainee local leads, and a decision was taken by the committee in Autumn 2017 to cease web-based membership. 
Interested parties are non-the-less encouraged to read the SWARM constitution, since participation in SWARM projects assumes an agreement to abide by the terms that are detailed within it. 
We're still keen to involve as many South West anaesthetic trainees in research as possible. Trainees and other clinicians keen to get involved with SWARM should either contact their hospital's trainee local lead or the committee directly.

To date SWARM have recruited over 2000 patients to NIHR Portfolio Studies


WINNER of the Trainee Network category of The RCoA/NIHR Clinical Research Network Awards 2017!
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***Save the Date*** 27th September 2021 Annual Research Training Symposium. 

Programme to include; SWARM project updates, opportunity to present a new SWARM project idea at the “Hive of Ideas” (regional presentation, £200 prize for winning idea), upcoming SNAP3 national research project, sustainable anaesthesia and quality improvement methodology, inspiring academics, research methodology to support the new RCOA curriculum.