South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix


Annual General Meeting 2012


SWARM was pleased to host its inaugural AGM at St Cuthbert's Conference Centre, Buckfast Abbey on 12th November, 2012.

A varied educational programme was provided by experienced members of the regional research network.

Several research proposals were also presented to the attendees of the AGM. These were scored using a standardised matrix. Those receiving the highest scores were selected for further development by the SWARM network.





08:45 - 09:00
Registration & Coffee
09:00 - 09:30
Welcome to SWARM

Tom Clark & Tim Wilson

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:45
Dragon's Den

First round of presentations

12:45 - 13:45
13:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
Dragon's Den

Second round of presentations

Committee meeting


Anna Welbourn

Ben Ballisat

Chris Rollinson

Danielle Franklin

David Connor

David Portch

Elizabeth Fontaine

Gary Minto

Guy Rousseau

Helen King

Helen MacMillan

Helen Neilens

James Simpson

Jane Montgomery

Jennifer Potts

Jonathan Paddle

Julie Lewis

Karen Burt

Kate Sharpe

Lindsey Arrick

Mark Rockett

Matthew Rucklidge

Matthew Browning

Nicholas Boyd

Peter Thomas

Rachel Montgomery

Rebecca Matthews

Richard Kaye

Ross Vanstone

Rupa Jayaraj

Sandeep Kusre

Sue Blowey

Tim Wilson

Tod Guest

Tom Clark

William Rutherford


Future projects

The following projects were selected by the collaborative for further development:


Goal-directed Individualised Fluid Therapy vs REstricted vs LIbEral Fluid regimens for major surgery (GIFT RELIEF)

Dr Gary Minto


SWARM Post-operative Regional Anaesthesia Techniques Survey (SPRATS)

Dr Mark Rockett & Dr Tim Wilson


Prevalence of sedation outside the theatre environment

Professor Robert Sneyd