The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia

The NIAA was established in March 2008. Its vision, with respect to anaesthesia and related specialties, is to improve patient care by promoting the translation of research findings into clinical practice; develop and maximise its academic profile within the healthcare profession, NHS, universities and major research bodies; facilitate high profile, influential research; facilitate and support training and continuing professional education in academia.


24th Mar 2020
NIAA Research Grants Activity & COVID-19
Given the ongoing situation with COVID-19 all NIAA partners have agreed to postpone all NIAA research grant activity for the foreseeable future.
6th Mar 2020
NIAA Publishes Report on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
The NIAA has published the final report and recommendations of its Task and Finish Group examining Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in research.
22nd Jan 2020
Joint BJA/RCoA/ANZCA Collaborative Research Grant
PLEASE NOTE: This grant is currently suspended. NIAA Founding Partners BJA & RCoA together with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) are contributing up to £100,000 each towards three-year collaborative project between researchers in the UK and Australia/New Zealand
9th Jan 2020
Funding up to £2,500 available for women in anaesthesia and health sector
Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK's anaesthesia and health sector
28th Nov 2019
RCP report advocates for more NHS research activity
The RCoA has endorsed the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP) report Benefiting from the 'research effect' which sets out how NHS trusts can better support clinicians to become research active

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