Welcome to NAP
The Health Services Research Centre and National Audit Projects
NAPs 1-4 were supported and managed by the Professional Standards Department of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. In 2011, the Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) was launched, with the aim of being a hub for world-class anaesthesia research (including perioperative, pain related and sub-specialty research). Now, the responsibility for management of the NAPs has been transferred to the HSRC, with oversight by Council of the College.
The NAPs now have a national (arguably international) profile, and it is important that the momentum gained by the recent NAP reports is maintained. It is equally important that future NAPs are relevant, well supported, well conducted and deliver a high quality product, addressing a clinically relevant issue.
NAP5 : Accidental Awareness during General Anaesthesia in the UK
NAP5 will examine accidental awareness during general anaesthesia in the UK, a topic important to patients and anaesthetists alike.
To build on the NAP4 recommendations and provide clear direction and support for Departmental Airway Leads.