National Audit Projects

National Audit Projects usually study an important anaesthesia-related topic of low incidence. Topics will be important to patients and anaesthetists, and be incompletely studied in incidence or nature.

The Health Services Research Centre is responsible for the management of the NAPs and is overseen by RCoA Council.

Details about NAPs 1-6 can be found below. NAPs 1-3 and 6 were run solely by the RCoA. NAP4 was run by the RCoA, in partnership with the Difficult Airway Society. NAP5 was run in by the RCoA in partnership with the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.


Supervisory Role of Consultant Anaesthetists
Place of mortality and morbidity review meetings
Major complications of central neuraxial block in the United Kingdom
Major complications of airway management in the United Kingdom
Accidental awareness during general anaesthesia in the United Kingdom
Perioperative anaphylaxis
An invited review of NAP3 & NAP4 by Dr Iain Moppett
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