London School of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine


The London School of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) is responsible for the delivery and quality assurance of training in Core Anaesthesia, Acute Care Common Stem Anaesthesia, Higher Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine across the whole of London. The School has more than 1,000 trainees and offers programmes at prestigious teaching centres across the capital. 


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 specialties to perform to the highest standards

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

Head of School

Dr Aasifa Tredray MB ChB FRCA, started working as Head of School for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in February 2021.

She graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School in 1996, where she started her Anaesthetic career. She moved to London in 2001 and completed her anaesthetic training in South West London and has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2006. 

Her clinical areas of interest are in Airway and Regional Anaesthesia. Educationally she has been an Advanced Module Lead, Educational Supervisor, College Tutor and most recently the Lead and Higher Training Programme Director for South West London and the South London Anaesthetic Programme Specialist Training Committee Chair.

Dr Tredray's vision is to continue delivering the high standard of training and education for all Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Medicine trainees across London so that they are ready for their future roles as consultants. She wants all trainees to feel valued, supported, celebrated in excellence, and treated equally and fairly in an open and transparent manner.

"I look forward to continuing the work of my predecessors and taking the London School of Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine into the future."

Deputy Head of School (Lead for Intensive Care Medicine)

Dr Charlotte Anderson MBBS FRCA FFICM, is a Consultant Intensivist at King's College Hospital having dual trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in London.

She was appointed Deputy Head of School (Lead for ICM) in August 2020 having previously held positions as Faculty Tutor for Intensive Care Medicine, Training Programme Director for Stage 2 and Stage 3 ICM, Lead Training Programme Director for ICM and Chair of the Pan-London ICM Specialty Training Committee.

Dr Anderson is passionate about the rich educational opportunities London has to offer Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine training and is privileged to work with educators across the Capital to provide training that not only prepares trainees for the Consultant role of today but also that of the future.


Training Programmes

The London School of Anaesthesia and ICM is comprised of two Anaesthetic training programmes, one in North London and one in South London, and a Pan-London ICM Programme. We train anaesthetists and ICM doctors, based in all geographical areas of London. Working in world-renowned centres of excellence, trainees have an unparalleled opportunity to 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 unique 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 centres including: Great Ormond Street Hospital, Queen’s Square, UCLH, Bart’s Health, St George’s Hospital, Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, King’s College Hospital, Imperial and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital.

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 Anaesthetic and ICM Specialty Training Committees and elect representatives to sit on the board of the London School of Anaesthesia and ICM. We believe training in the London School of Anaesthesia & ICM represents an opportunity to become part of a world-class scheme that will benefit not only our patients but generations of trainees to come.


For more information regarding the North London and South London Anaesthetics Programme and ICM Programme please click on the links below:

North London Anaesthetic Programme

South London Anaesthetic Programme

Intensive Care Medicine Programme


School Structure

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