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Click here to see a list of our Stakeholders.

Working with our Stakeholders

We oversee research that deals with Anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain management, and support researchers to deliver high quality studies to time and target in the NHS. We do this by engaging with the existing research community and developing the research infrastructure locally. We have representation from several stakeholders on our National Specialty Group including:

UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network

The objective of the UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network (CTN) is to create an environment which allows everyone with an interest in perioperative care to make a meaningful but realistic contribution to clinical trials and observational studies.

NIAA Health Services Research Centre

The National institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) is a hub for world-class anaesthetic research, including perioperative medicine, pain and anaesthetic sub-specialty research.  The centre aims to help national and international anaesthetic communities improve the care of patients.

Research and Audit Federation of Trainees

The Research and Audit Federation of Trainees (RAFT) is a trainee-led national umbrella group that networks together the multiple UK regional anaesthetic research groups.  It aims to facilitate annual national anaesthetic trainee-led projects, to improve access for trainees to clinical research and to promote the ‘collaborative model’ of ‘team UK anaesthesia’.





The British Pain Society

The British Pain Society has a membership of over 1,400 and is involved in all aspects of pain and its management through the work of the Council, Committees and Working Parties. 

The Royal College of Anaesthetists

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is the professional body responsible for the specialty throughout the UK, and is committed to improving patients' safety, wellbeing and outcomes through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine. 

For a consecutive year, the NIHR Clinical Research Network is running research awards in partnership with both the RCoA. The awards aim to recognise the outstanding contribution of NHS consultants and trainees who are active in research.

Visit our Awards page to find out more.