The Royal College of Anaesthetists supports high quality healthcare research
We work collaboratively with our partners to improve patient care by funding, developing and delivering high quality research in anaesthesia and its associated specialties, all across the UK.
The College's research aims are delivered through three key and related organisations:
- the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA), of which it is one of the four founding partners. The NIAA is a cross-organisational collaborative which runs biannual research grant rounds
- the Health Services Research Centre (HSRC), which was launched in 2011 with the aim of being a hub for world-class anaesthesia research (including perioperative, pain related and subspecialty research) and which delivers the College's research projects
- the UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network (POMCTN), which was launched in 2015 to drive the development and delivery of perioperative trials in the UK.
You can read more about each of these structures, along with the projects they support, via the links below.
The Health Services Research Centre, based at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, is a unique collaboration between a clinically-led research centre and grass-roots clinicians working throughout the NHS. The scope and ambition of research activity that the HSRC leads is unparalleled within UK healthcare.
Are you interested in RCoA research projects?
See below for more information on our current and past research projects, including details on how you and your local hospital can get involved.