Sprint National Anaesthesia Project Outline
SNAP-1 is a pragmatic evaluation of patient reported outcomes after anaesthesia; specifically patient satisfaction and patient reported awareness. The project is managed by the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia – Health Services Research Centre (NIAA-HSRC), in conjunction with the UCL/UCLH Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe). It is being funded by an NIAA administered grant provided by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA).
SNAP aims to establish a national benchmark for patient satisfaction after anaesthesia, which hospitals may then use to evaluate the service that they are delivering to patients and subsequently, if necessary, take action to improve quality.
Secondarily, the intention is to establish an estimate of the incidence of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia in the UK population.
All adult (≥18 years) patients undergoing any type of surgery in an operating theatre.
- Patients <18 years old
- Patients that are unable to understand spoken or written English
- Obstetric patients
- Patients who are too unwell or confused to be able to complete the questionnaires of those who decline to participate
Local Trust Project Lead
|Dr James Bain||Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust|
|Dr Samar Al-Rawi||University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Princess Anne Hospital
|Dr Mai Wakatsuki||University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust|
|Dr Michael Girgis||Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
|Dr Simon Williams||Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury District Hospital