SNAP-1 took place on Tuesday 13th May 2014 and Wednesday 14th May 2014. It was the first in what we hope will be an exciting new initiative of projects involving anaesthetists and hospitals throughout the UK.

These SNAPs are intended to provide a 'snapshot' evaluation of clinical activity and patient centred outcomes that are important and relevant to both patients and anaesthetists.

SNAP-1 was a research project which involved a two-day evaluation of patient reported outcomes after anaesthesia: specifically, patient satisfaction after anaesthesia and patient-reported awareness.

The findings of the project have been analysed and some of the initial results were presented at the HSRC/QuARC meeting which took place on 17th March 2015 at the RCoA.

To date, the exact date for when the results will be published are yet to be confirmed, as it will depend on acceptance by a journal. The paper is being written at the moment and will be submitted for review hopefully within the next month or so (as of June 18th 2015). We will update all investigators when we have any more specific details of timings.

Further information about SNAP-1 can be found on this website but if you would like to know more please contact us at

Dr Ramani Moonesinghe
Consultant Lead for SNAPs

Dr Eleanor Walker
Trainee Lead SNAP-1

Miss Cheryl Marasigan
HSRC Administrator