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Collaborative research opportunities at first joint Anaesthesia and Critical Care meeting

As well as offering support for the lifetime of a study, the Clinical Research Network also organises regular specialty meetings to encourage cohesion and share best practice across the region. 

The first cross-specialty meeting, for research staff interested or involved in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, was held on 26 April and was well-attended by staff working in Trusts across Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, and Somerset across both specialty areas. 

The day was chaired by Matt Thomas, Clinical Divisional Lead for Division 6, which covers Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine, and Pain Management, and Critical Care among other research specialty areas.

Presentations throughout the day focused on a variety of topics relating to both specialties. Dr Lyvonne Tume presented on Critical Care research conducted by the University of the West of England (UWE) in paediatric intensive care. Dr Katie Samuel presented on motivation and successes of Trainee Research Networks such as the Severn Trainee Anaesthetic Research (STAR) group, and the subsequent projects formed from this group. Katie Sweet then presented an overview of the ICU and Anaesthetic team at University Hospitals Bristol, including the development of their team and lessons learned from past studies.

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