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Provision of Enhanced And Critical Care for Higher Risk Patients in the South-West


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During 2022-23 STAR teamed up with ten other Trainee Research Networks to launch a multicentre trainee-led project looking at perioperative steroids. 

Data collection has been completed and results will be published in due course!

Want a sneak peak ? 
- Join us at the NIAA Anaesthesia Research 2024 event being held at the RCoA, Churchill House, on Thursday 28th & Friday 29th November 2024!

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      -Selected for discussion at the NIAA 2024 meeting!

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Congratulations to Rob Penders for winning the Project Prize 2023 for the STAR 2023 Annual Conference


"Patient Information and Consent for Anaesthesia."

Welcome to STAR


The Severn Trainee Anaesthesia and Critical Care 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.

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