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East of England AnaestheticS Trainee Research Network

The EoE AnaestheticS Trainee Research Network, or EASTRN, is a newly established trainee research network for Anaesthetic and Intensive Care junior doctors in the East of England.

We hope to provide an opportunity for non-consultant grade doctors to partake in multi-centre audits, quality improvement projects and research. We will be working with other Trainee Research Networks, as part of RAFT (Research and Audit Federation of Trainees), on national research and quality improvement projects.

Our new webpage is - please visit for further information.


Our mission statement: 

1. To establish an East of England regional network of trainees to conduct multi-centre audits, quality improvement projects and research. 

2. To provide a base for trainees to establish projects whilst moving throughout the region and ensure continuity. 

3. To enable trainees to increase the scale of projects within the region to widen their scope and impact.

4. To improve trainees’ access to meaningful research in line with the 2021 curriculum ‘Research and Managing data’.

5. To collaborate with RAFT (Research and Audit Federation of Trainees) and other TRNs (Trainee Research Networks) in both anaesthetics and other specialities on national projects.

6. To attract local and national funding.

7. To provide research training for the educational benefits of its members.


We are currently in the process of recruiting consultant and non-consultant/trainee site leads. If you are interested in being involved, please complete our 'Expression of Interest' form. 


What projects are you undertaking?

Initially our aim is to collaborate with ongoing national RAFT projects.

  • Perioperative blood management: a survey of organisational and individual anaesthetists' practice.
    • January 2023 - joint RAFT + NIHR BTRU perioperative blood management study.
  • POPPY - Patient reported Outcomes, PostOperative Pain and Pain relief in day case surgery. Summer 2023
  • AIRWAYS3: a trial comparing supraglottic airway devices vs. endotracheal intubation for in hospital cardiac arrests.
How can I get involved?

Any trainee wishing to take part in research should begin by completing the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course. This can be accessed online via the NIHR website.

If you want to know more about EASTRN, or to become a consultant or non-consultant/trainee site lead please click here.

How can I find out more?

Please visit,  contact us on or follow us on twitter @eastrn_eoe


Tuesday, 20 December, 2022
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