London School of Anaesthesia
The London School of Anaesthesia is responsible for the delivery and quality assurance of training in Core Anaesthesia, Acute Care Common Stem Anaesthesia, Higher Anaesthesia across the whole of London. The School has more than 800 trainees and offers programmes at prestigious teaching centres across the capital.
The London School of Anaesthesia 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 continues as Head of School of Anaesthesia following the creation of a separate School for Intensive Care Medicine in London in 2022.
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 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 into the future."
Deputy Head of SchoolDr Carlos Kidel is a consultant anaesthetist based in The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in North London.
He graduated from The University of Manchester having done an undergraduate degree in Physiology at The University of Edinburgh previously. He initially worked in South Manchester and then returned to his roots in North London for his anaesthetic training in the North Central rotation.
He was briefly the College Tutor before becoming Core or Stage 1 TPD for anaesthetics from 2014 to 2022 when he was appointed to work in a new role as Deputy Head of School alongside Dr Adrienne Stewart.
He is the CPEOD lead in his NHS trust, has an interests in Obstetric Anaesthesia, anaesthesia for major complex surgery and provides a truly perioperative service buy running pre assessment clinics and staffing the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit.
He loves outdoor life and ‘encourages’ any trainees based at Royal Free to incorporate a team run on Hampstead Heath as part of their commute to work.
He is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Drs Tredray and Stewart to shape and evolve the high quality training of anaesthetists in London.
Deputy Head of School
Dr Adrienne Stewart
The London School of Anaesthesia is comprised of two Anaesthetic training programmes, one in North London and one in South London. We train anaesthetists 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 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 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 Specialty Training Committees and elect representatives to sit on the board of the London School of Anaesthesia. We believe training in 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.
For more information regarding the North London and South London Anaesthetics Programme and ICM Programme please click on the links below:
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London School Anaesthesia
Head of School- Dr Aasifa Tredray
Deputy Head of School – Adrienne Stewart & Carlos Kidel
London Anaesthesia Specialty Training Committees (STC)
North London Anaesthetic Programme
South London Anaesthetic Programme
North West TPDs
North Central TPDs
North East TPDs
South East TPDs
South West TPDs
Amardeep Riyat (S3)
Regional Advisor - Sian Jagger
Regional Advisor- Sonia Brocklesby
Stephen Hallworth(S2 & S3)
Regional Advisor- Roger Cordery
Dev Mahtani (S2 & S3)
Regional Advisor- Oliver Rose
Regional Advisor – Rene Suite
Pan London and KSS Advanced Pain Training- London and KSS Pain Training Advisory Group (LKPTAG) Pain Training Programme Director- Fauzia Hasnie
Faculty of Pain Medicine Regional Advisors- North London: Ashish Shetty, South London and KSS: Sandesha Kothari
Pan London Anaesthetic Educational Delivery TPDs – Gunjeet Dua, Emilie Martinoni Hoogenboom
Pan London Anaesthetic Simulation Leads – Janis Ferns, Ching Pang
Pan London Anaesthetic Academic Training Programme Director – Gudrun Kunst
Pan London Anaesthetic Less Than Full Time Training Advisor and SRTT Champion – Anna Fowler
School Trainee Reps and HEE Education Fellows
Pan London HEE Funded Anaesthesia Associate Training Programme - AA Training Lead – Dan Heaton, AA Ambassador – Frances Marfleet
Anaesthetics Health Education Team
Service Delivery Manager (SDM)- Titalayo Akintoye, Operations Manager (OM) - Jessica Banks-Cromack ICM and KSS Officer - Deborah Bunce
North London Anaesthetic Programme
North London Officer – Kelvin Carrasco
Administrators - Ben Owusu-Ansah (NE & NW), Louise Bernard (NC)
South London Anaesthetic Programme
South London and Pain Officer - Claire Bowden
South London Administrator - Mohammed Rayhan (Rayhan)
I am currently CT2 in North West London. My first degree was in Geography at the University of St Andrews, I then worked for several years in the Tech industry before applying to Graduate Medicine. I have keen interest in trainee wellbeing and simulation training. Outside of anaesthesia I can be found either at the theatre, spending time with my increasing number of god children, or cooking a mean Shepherd’s pie.