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. 

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 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.

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