Welcome to STAR

Welcome to STAR

The Severn Trainee Anaesthetic Research (STAR) Group's aim is to expand and enhance the opportunities for engagement in high quality research and quality improvement projects for it members within the Severn Deanery.


We are affiliated with the Bristol School of Anaesthesia and Society of Anaesthetists of the South Western Region (SASWR), and are a registered company. Our official constitution is available for download.

Our aims are:

  1. To establish a trainee-led regional network of anaesthetic and intensive care medicine physicians who conduct high quality multi-centre research, audit and quality improvement projects.

  2. To provide a channel for communication and continuity that will allow trainees to continue their involvement in research and audit projects as they move around the region.

  3. To provide more research training for the educational benefit of its members.

  4. To improve the research experience for Severn trainees.

  5. To attract national funding for research and audit work.

  6. To collaborate with the Research and Audit Federation of Trainees (RAFT) on national projects, as part of the National Institute if Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA).

  7. To keep trainees up to date with the latest research developments from the international community.


We are involved with the annual national RAFT projects, as well as regional and local projects - all are open for STAR members to get involved with, with details in our 'current projects' section.

Have an idea for a project? Contact us here to pitch your idea.


STAR membership is open to all anaesthetic/ICM Trainees in the Severn deanery. ODPs interested in research and non-training grade doctors, foundation doctors and medical students with an interest and commitment to anaesthesia/ICM are also welcome to apply. If you wish to get involved and join, then contact us or come along to one of our meetings.

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