National RAFT survey of ICM trainee research needs

Following on from the regional survey of trainee research needs, Dr Michelle Shaw subsequently rolled a similar survey out on a national level to Intensive Care medicine trainees with the help of RAFT.

The survey received an overall response rate of 60%, with analysis of results confined to those regions with a response rate >80%. The survey established an unmet need for research involvement and key barriers that prevented this from occurring, with the key theme being lack of available time.

A proposal of initiatives was developed with Dr Ben Harris of SPARC/RAFT, and an oral presentation (UKCCRF-Powerpoint presentation) was delivered at the UK Critical Care Research Forum (UKCCRF) for peer review.

Follow up activities from this include: