Plymouth University SWARM team take home BMJ award
The Anaesthesia Team Award at this year’s national BMJ Awards was won by the South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix (SWARM) from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD).
Set up four years ago, SWARM is a trainee-led audit and research collaboration between six NHS organisations in the region, including Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.
It is also supported by PUPSMD and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South West Peninsula (NIHR PenCLAHRC).
Judges’ comments on the winning anaesthesia team were that: “SWARM provides good opportunities for career development and will increase the future supply of highly informed, engaged and motivated anaesthetic researchers working for the benefit of patients.”