London School of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Introduction

London School of Anaesthesia is responsible for the quality of training in core anaesthesia, acute care common stem anaesthesia, higher anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. The School has more than 900 trainees and offers programmes at prestigious teaching centres across the capital. 

Heads of School

Dr Claire Shannon MBBS, FRCA started working as Head of School in October 2015.

She is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Guys and St. Thomas Trust with special interest in paediatric/paediatric cardiac anaesthesia and ENT since 1997 and a FRCA examiner. She has also covered the following roles: College tutor at Guy's and St. Thomas from 2001 to 2003; Training Programme Director for South East Region from 2005 to 2008; Associate Postgraduate Dean secondment in 2008; Regional Advisor for South East from 2008 to 2014; Deputy Head of London Academy of Anaesthesia from 2014  to 2015; Clinical Lead for paediatrics from 2003 to 2005.

Outside interests include film, theatre, skiing, netball and yoga.

Dr Shannon is joint Head of School, she covers South West and North West Programme, Intensive Care Medicine Programme and Academic

Dr Cleave Gass MB ChB, FRCA, MPhil, started working as Head of School in October 2015

He is a Consultant Anaesthetist at St. George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a special interest in obstetric anaesthesia. He is a FRCA examiner and previous head of the clinical section of the Primary. He was previously an Associate Medical Director and Director of Medical Education at St. George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is an Educational Monitoring Associate for the GMC and an Assessor for the National Clinical Advisory Service. He was the recipient of the NACT Travelling Fellowship in 2014.

Outside interests include hiking, gardening and medical law and ethics

Dr Gass is joint Head of School, he covers the South East, North East and North Central Programme as well as the Acute Care Common Stem Anaesthesia programme (Pan London)

Vision

The London School of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine mission is three-fold:

  • to inspire excellence among our trainees
  • to ensure our patients receive the highest standard of clinical care
  • to inspire all disciplines linked with our specialty to perform to the highest standards

We offer the highest quality of anaesthesia training and provide our trainees with the skills and experience needed to meet the challenges and demands of the NHS today and tomorrow

Training Programmes

The London School of Anaesthesia and ICM is comprised of five Anaesthetic programmes and a Pan-London ICM Programme, training anaesthetists and ICM doctors, based in geographical areas of London which are allied to world class teaching hospitals. Working in world-renowned centres of excellence, trainees participate in every possible range, type and specialty of anaesthetic and ICM practice. Programmes are led by enthusiastic, experienced and committed trainers.  The diverse nature of London's population offers unparalleled clinical challenges and the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical contexts. These include district general hospitals, dedicated ambulatory care centres, teaching hospitals, research units and specialist internationally renowned surgical hospitals, such as: including GOSH, Queen’s Square, UCLH, Bart’s Health, St George’s Hospital, Guys and St Thomas, King’s College, Imperial and Queen Charlotte’s 

The School works closely with its constituent programmes of anaesthesia and ICM, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine to take maximum advantage of the excellent resources and opportunities London has to offer. We are enhancing access to state-of-the-art simulation centres to provide additional training opportunities and we offer a range of didactic teaching and training courses. Trainees sit on the Specialty Training Committees of the five programmes of anaesthesia and elect a representative to sit on the board of the London School of Anaesthesia and ICM.  We believe the London School of Anaesthesia represents an opportunity to become part of a world-class scheme that will benefit not only our patients but generations of trainees to come.

North Central Programme

Regional Advisor (RCoA appointed role)

Dr Catherine Shaw

Dr Sonia Brocklesby – Deputy

Dr Sarah Chieveley- Williams - Deputy

Training Programme Directors (TPD):

Dr Catherine Shaw – Lead

Dr Dominik Krzanicki – Higher Training TPD

Dr Adrienne Stewart – Intermediate Training TPD

Dr Carlos Kidel – Core and ACCS TPD

North East Programme

Regional Advisor (RCoA appointed role)

Dr Chris Sadler

Dr Roger Cordery - Deputy

Training Programme Directors (TPD):

Dr Chris Sadler – Lead

Dr Adam Wantman – Higher and Intermediate Training TPD

Dr Naomi Hancox – Core and ACCS TPD

North West Programme

Regional Advisor (RCoA appointed role)

Dr Ros Bacon

Dr Phillip Peel - Deputy

Dr Lorraine Hamlyn - Deputy

Training Programme Directors (TPD):

Dr Peter Brooks – Lead

Dr Kausi Rao– Higher Training TPD

Dr Phillip Peel - Intermediate Training TPD

Dr Ruth Bedson – Core and ACCS TPD

Dr Lorraine Hamlyn – Wellbeing TPD

South West Programme

Regional Advisor (RCoA appointed role)

Dr Rene Suite

Dr Paul Bathke - Deputy

Training Programme Directors (TPD):

Dr Aasifa Tredray – Lead and Higher Training TPD

Dr Vanessa Cowie - Intermediate Training TPD

Dr Nadeem Ahmed– Core and ACCS TPD

South East Programme

Regional Advisor (RCoA appointed role)

Dr Helena Scott

Dr Sara Leonard - Deputy

Training Programme Directors (TPD):

Dr Dev Mahtani – Higher Training TPD

Dr Oliver Rose - Intermediate Training TPD

Dr Asootosh Barry – Core and ACCS TPD

Academic TPD – Prof Gudrun Kunst

Less than full time training TPD – Dr Trudi Young

Less than full time training TPD – Dr Anna Flower

Advanced Pain Training TPD – Dr Ian Goodall

Intensive Care Medicine Programme

Regional Advisor (FICM appointed role)

Dr Sarah Bingham – North Central

Dr Gonzalo de la Cerda – North East

Dr Munita Grover – North West

Dr Viplaw Shukla – South West

Dr Rosalinde Tilley – South East

Training Programme Directors (TPD):

Dr Charlotte Anderson – Lead

Dr Alice Carter – Stage 1

Dr Mary White – Stage 2

Dr Munita Grover – Stage 3

Specialty units/areas in London

Working in world-renowned surgical centres of excellence, trainees will participate in every possible range, type and specialty of anaesthetic practice. The diverse nature of London's population offers unparalleled clinical challenges and the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical contexts. These include district general hospitals, dedicated ambulatory care centres, teaching hospitals, research units and specialist surgical hospitals including The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, Queen Square & the Atkinson Morley, for neurosurgical specialties, The Royal Brompton, Harefield & National Heart Hospitals and The Liver Unit at King's College Hospital. Working with a diverse healthcare population across London, trainees will treat a cross-range of patients and medical conditions in urban communities

Specialty Training Board Information

The London School of Anaesthesia holds Specialty Training Board meetings three/four times per year. The purpose of this group is to bring together specialty leads from postgraduate medical training programmes across London’s local education and training board areas to consider issues of mutual interest in relation to Anaesthesia and Intensive Care training, and to foster and share good training practice on a pan London basis.

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Curriculum  - https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/training-careers/training-anaesthesia/curricula-rules-governing-training

ARCP Checklists - https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/2020-02/RCoA%20National%20ARCP%20Checklist%20V5.pdf

ePortfolio  - https://lifelong.rcoa.ac.uk/login

Exams  - https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/examinations

Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Curriculum  - https://www.ficm.ac.uk/trainingcurricula-and-assessment/curriculum

ePortfolio  - https://www.nhseportfolios.org/Anon/Login/Login.aspx

Exams  - https://www.ficm.ac.uk/training-examinations/examinations