Welcome to DALES!

The next RAFT national collaborative project involving all networks is DALES, Drug Allergy Label in the Elective Surgical population. DALES is a three-day study commencing end of 2017 comprising patient survey, anaesthetist survey and patient follow up on the day. There is no extended follow up data collection period.

DALES is designed to evaluate the prevalence of patient-reported and documented allergy to drugs relevant to anaesthesia and to learn more about anaesthetists? knowledge and attitudes to allergy. It does not cover the same ground as NAP-6. The protocol, patient and anaesthetist surveys will be circulated to all trainee research networks in the next few weeks. To make this project a success, the steering committee invite and encourage you to engage at this stage with comments, queries and suggestions.