NAP7: Perioperative Cardiac Arrest

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The Seventh National Audit Project (NAP7) of the Royal College of Anaesthetists will examine Perioperative Cardiac Arrest.

A panel comprised of senior clinicians from the RCoA, the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA), Health Services Research Centre (HSRC), and trainee and lay representatives selected the topic after a highly competitive application process.

The topic has now been ratified by the Clinical Quality & Research Board and College Council and is now formally the focus for NAP7.

The NAP7 Project Team are currently in the planning stage of NAP7, and look to begin data collection on Wednesday 16th June 2021.

NAP7 Coronavirus Update

While NAP7 was due to begin in 2020, in view of the disturbance that COVID-19 has caused, we have decided that NAP7 will not launch until the summer 2021, when we hope that provision of healthcare is more normal and stable.

NAP7 Local Coordinator Update

The initial phase for identifying Local Coordinators has been completed. Further information will follow as further plans are developed. In the meantime, if you wish to update the details of your local coordinator please contact

NAP7 Clinical Lead

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Dr Jasmeet Soar is the clinical lead for the Seventh National Audit Project. NAP7 will examine perioperative cardiac arrest. Dr Soar is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at Southmead Hospital Bristol, and has a major interest in cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Dr Soar is the current chair of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) ALS Task Force, Chair of the European Resuscitation Council ALS Science Committee and is an editor for the journal Resuscitation. He is a past Chair of the Resuscitation Council (UK), and chairs the ALS course subcommittee. His anaesthesia interests include anaesthesia for major urological and adrenal surgery.