South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix


DALES - Drug Allery Label in the Elective Surgical Population.

The 2018  RAFT national collaborative project is DALES, Drug Allergy Label in the Elective Surgical Population. DALES was a three-day study taking place in 2018 comprising patient survey, anaesthetist survey and patient follow up on the day. Data collection is complete.

DALES is designed to evaluate the prevalence of patient-reported and documented allergy to drugs relevant to anaesthesia and to learn more about anaesthetists’ knowledge and attitudes to allergy. It does not cover the same ground as NAP-6.

Regional lead: David Kotwinski

Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust

Sites: Royal Cornwall Hospital - Treliske, West Cornwall Hospital, St Michaels Hospital

Trainee leads: Sara Bonfield & David Kotwinski

Primary Investigator/Consultant: Will English

SWARM Contributors: Laura Paton; Kate Kendrick; Rachel McKinnon; Adela Dobru;


Royal Devon & Exeter Hospitals Foundation Trust
Sites: Wonford Hospital,  Heavitree Hospital

Trainee Lead: Adam Samways

Primary Investigator/Consultant: Cathryn Matthews

SWARM contributors: Adam Samways; Helen Williams; Lauren Weekes; Matthew Baldwin

Research Nurses: Evanna McEvoy; Pauline Sibley; Victor Mariano; Helen Cole; Sinead Kelly; Suzie Marriott ; Linda Park ; Anne McGahey


Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Site: Torbay Hospital
Trainee Lead: Will Hare

Primary Investigator/Consultant: Jane Montgomery

Jess Muchmore; Rachel Remnant; Ciska Uys; Elliot Haines; Jonathan Carter; John Murray (


Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Site: Musgrove Park Hospital

Trainee Lead: Jing Wang

Primary Investigator/Consultant: Ian Davies

SWARM contributors: Debbie Webster; Alfie Lloyd; Owen Thomas; Trish Dobble; Jing Wang 


North Devon Healthcare HHS Trust

Site: North Devon District General Hospital

Trainee Leads: Max Coupe-King  & Nick Stafford

Primary Investigator/Consultant: Guy Rousseau

SWARM contributors: Alice Bryant; Alice Seise

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Site: Derriford Hospital
Trainee Lead: Andrew Woodgate & Gareth Meredith

Primary Investigator/Consultant: Paul Sice 

SWARM contributors: Ben Pugh; Priya Datar; Will Gibbs; James Humphreys; James Gorham; Sam Mcaleer

Research nurses: Catherine Pitman; Abigail Patrick; Jemma Inches; Alison Stolton; Heidi Hollands; Charlotte Eglington; Natasha Wilmshurst; Emma Storr ; Hannah Gott; Jackie Wooding; Ben Hyams; Lwazi Grinly