These pages will house information and presentations on relevant topics to the ANWICU trainees. There is the Annual Trainees Prize evening held in November and Trainees Prize presentations at the Annual ANWICU Lakes Meeting that you may wish to get involved in. The kNOWLEDGe group within ANWICU would welcome any trainee involvement in their projects. We hope that this is a way of becoming involved in Research and lagre scale Audits whilst working in this region, which has previously been difficult if you are rotating around different hospitals and through different specialities.

The Manchester & Mersey Anaesthesia & Critical Care website houses information from the NW Region's ICM STC and this unifies all the Manchester & Mersey Anaesthesia & ICM activity.

The North West Research and Audit Group website is available and aims to link trainees in our region together and support multi-site research and audit for rotating doctors.

Details concerning the entry criteria and judging for the 2 prizes available to trainees are available below. There is also information about the presentation style and content that will be expected. This is what will be used to assess entries to our competitions so please red carefully before completing your submissions. Individual closing dates and details will be posted for individual events in the 'call for abstracts' and meetings flyers that are circulated. Due to the increase in entries for our prizes and competitions, please note that criteria for entry and judging will be rigidly adhered to, including closing dates.

2016 saw the launch of the ANWICU Fellow Trainee's Prize. The prize will follow a similar format to previous years but the winner will be offered the opportunity to be mentored in preparing their work for presentation at a national or international meeting and for publication. A £1,000 bursary will be offered to support presentation and travel costs of the work, presented on behalf of ANWICU as the ANWICU Fellow. The Fellow will be supported and invited to continue their work in our region (if applicable) with an invitation to present at future local meetings. Conditions apply - see below. All shortlisted finalists will be supported in submitting their work to present at the BJA Research forum (see

This scheme has seen successful awards in 2016 and 2018 and will continue for the forseable future. Got an idea or project and want to travel to present it? Get planning for next year!

Robbie McKendrick Audit Prize

ANWICU Fellow £1,000 Trainee's Prize

General guidance and presentation details