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NIAA Health Services Research Centre

The Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) is the national centre of excellence for health services research to define, evaluate and improve quality in anaesthesia, perioperative care and pain management.

The aims of the HSRC are:

  • Initiating and coordinating large scale clinical audits and quality improvement initiatives
  • Conducting and facilitating research to improve patient outcomes
  • Expanding opportunities for supporting anaesthetists in their personal development in research and quality improvement.
  • Methodological innovation in clinical measurement

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SAVE THE DATE: Anaesthesia Research 2022

We are pleased to announce that Anaesthesia Research will return for 2022, and will be back as a face-to-face event!

When: 22nd & 23rd November 2022
Where: Malmaison York, 2 Rougier Street, YO90 1UU
Booking: Available now here

NIAA partners will join together to deliver two-days of anaesthetic research content, and we look forward to welcoming delegates back together in-person for presentations, discussions and networking after two years of a virtual event online.

We are proud to be working with the following partners to deliver Anaesthesia Research 2022:

The British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA)
Anaesthetic Research Society (ARS)
Health Services Research Centre (HSRC)
UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network (POMCTN)
Association of Anaesthetists

Booking details and programme content are available below

Click here for more information

Book your study leave, put the date in your diary and join us in November!


15th Oct 2020
Latest SNAP-2 manuscript published in PLOS Medicine
Latest SNAP-2 manuscript published in PLOS Medicine: new highly accurate risk prediction tool combining simple clinical data and clinical judgement
10th Sep 2018
SNAP-2 Makes National Headlines
SNAP-2 has made a splash in the national media
3rd Sep 2018
NAP7 to examine Perioperative Cardiac Arrest
The topic has been announced for the 7th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
11th May 2018
RCoA publishes largest ever study of anaphylaxis in anaesthesia and surgery
The full report and findings of the RCoA's 6th National Audit Project (NAP6): Perioperative Anaphylaxis have been published.

9th Nov 2017
NAP7: Call For Topics Now Open
Do you have a topic to propose for the 7th National Audit Project?
27th Jul 2017
Vacancy: HSRC Social Scientist
The HSRC is recruiting a Social Scientist to work on two key projects
30th Jun 2017
Meet the HSRC Fellows
HSRC Fellows profiled in RCoA Bulletin
20th May 2015
JLA & NIAA Priority Setting Partnership: Final Results
James Lind Alliance and National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia final results: ten most important priorities for research in anaesthesia and perioperative care
14th May 2014
Publication of NELA Organisational Report
The First Organisational Audit report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit outlining the results, conclusions and recommendations from the audit was published on the 14th May 2014.
14th May 2014
The Health Foundation: Scaling Up Improvement Programme
The Health Foundation announces over £3 million available for up to seven teams to take successful healthcare improvement interventions and deliver them at a larger scale.
29th Oct 2013
Nov 2013 Survey: National Trainee Survey on Research
National Trainee Survey on Research during UK Anaesthesia Training
Survey deadline: 11th November
12th Mar 2013
New survey reports low rate of patient awareness during anaesthesia
The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) today (12 March) publish initial findings from a major study which looked at how many patients experienced accidental awareness during general anaesthesia
4th Jul 2012
HQIP appoints RCoA for new National Emergency Laparotomy Audit
The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is pleased to confirm that the contract to run the new National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) has been awarded to the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
7th Oct 2013
Sprint National Anaesthesia Projects
Sprint National Anaesthesia Projects: SNAP1: Tuesday 13th May 2014 and Wednesday 14th May 2014