South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix


Congratulations to Dr Anna Ratcliffe whose paper, 'Patient-centred measurement of recovery from day-case surgery using wrist worn accelerometers' has been published in Anaesthesia!

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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WINNER of the Anaesthesia category of The BMJ Awards 2016.
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Click here to see a summary of SWARM's progress to date!


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