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Aims & Strategy


The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) was established in 2008.

Across 2015-2020 the activities and resources of the NIAA are focused on delivering four strategic aims:

  • To develop high quality collaborative research through the NIAA Clinical Trials Network (CTN)

  • To develop and promote trainee involvement in national and regional research, audit and quality improvement

  • To award NIAA grant funding to research and researchers of the highest quality based on NIAA vision and mission

  • To facilitate increased funding for and strategically invest in national health priority areas as defined by patients, public and the professions


NIAA Strategy 2015-2020

 NIAA Strategy Full (128 KB)
Full version

 NIAA strategy print (197 KB)
Print version

 A National Strategy for Academic Anaesthesia (658 KB)
The NIAA was set up in response to the recommendations made in this report produced by Dr Jaideep Pandit in 2005.