Learn here about The 2nd Sprint National Anaesthesia Project: Epidemiology of Critical Care provision after Surgery (SNAP-2: EpiCCS).

Is anxiety the worst thing about an operation? How common a problem for patients is feeling thirsty? What about pain, how do we best manage it?

In the second part of the piece we a focus on “Women in Anaesthesia”; Is there an ‘opportunity gap’? How do we correct imbalances in the profession? Most importantly, how do we avoid “tokenism”?

Is there room for a ‘name and shame’ strategy if we attend a meeting where there is a clear lack of gender balance or is that likely to be unhelpful?

Check out the Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) charter here: https://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/

The edition of the BJA which has inspired this series is here:
https://bjanaesthesia.org/article/S0007-0912(20)30003-9/fulltext

This piece was originally recorded live at the 5th Collaborative Clinical Trials in Anaesthesiology Meeting, Prato, Italy.

Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and Ramani Moonesinghe, Professor of Perioperative Medicine at University College London (UCL).