SWIFT Survey

The PATRN Swift Survey was conceived for the 2017 APA ASM to conduct a simple, topical survey amongst ASM delegates during the conference. It is a stand-alone project that completes within 48 hours and can survey over 400 anaesthetic opinions. PATRN representatives should design the survey and run it with PATRN committee assistance.

We hope to make the SWIFT survey an annual part of the APAGBI ASM and encourage trainees to submit ideas. We will call for ideas annually in the spring. To make sure you receive such information, please sign up as a rep or follow our twitter feed (link to PATRN Home page)


Swift Survey 2021

The Paediatric Anaesthesia Trainee Research Network Swift Surveys for 2021 are live.

This year we are delighted to have two surveys running.

Each survey takes less than 3 minutes to complete. Please take the time to reply, so that the results are as informative as possible.

You can take part by clicking on the links below.


1. The first addresses the important topic of ‘Paediatric Anaesthesia and The




2. The second is on ‘The Uncooperative Child. Refusal of Anaesthesia’




2017  Drug errors in paediatric anaesthesia: a cultural blind spot? A survey of UK Paediatric Anaesthetists.  Study Design by Dr Zoe Burton

Presented as an Oral presentation at ESPA ASM 2017 – Glasgow by Dr Zoe Burton (Link to Abtract)

Burton ZA, Woodman N, Harclerode Z, Engelhardt T and PATRN Committee. Drug errors in paediatric anaesthesia are commondbut often unreported unless actual harm occurs. Br J Anaesth 2018; 120 (3): 600-612