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Dr Justine Barnett
  • GMC number 6051860
  • MB ChB (Hons) FRCA, FFICM
  • Special interests: Intensive Care Medicine, Educational supervision
  • Departmental responsibilities: Clinical governance lead for Critical Care
Dr Rob Bruce-Payne
  • GMC number 4652786
  • MB.BS (Royal Free Hospital London), FRCA
  • Special interests: Intensive Care Medicine, Educational supervision
  • Areas of Interest: Regional Anaesthesia, Trauma, Ambulatory Surgery, Medical Education
Lt Col Claire Cameron
  • GMC number 6103787
  • MBChB BSc Pg Cert (university of Bristol) FRCA
  • Specialist interest: Military Anaesthetist
  • Airway lead
  • Clinical Interests: Head and Neck/Max fax/ENT, colorectal, trauma and education
Professor Tim Cominos
  • GMC number 6144377
  • Clinical interests: obstetric anaesthesia, gynaecological oncology and perioperative medicine
  • Departmental responsibilities: College Tutor
Professor Tim Cook
  • GMC number 3261734
  • Cambridge/London Universities. BA (Hons Cantab.), MBBS (Hons.), FRCA, FFICM
  • Intensive Care Medicine/Enhanced Recovery /Advanced Airway /Emergency Laparotomy 
  • Departmental lead for Research, Departmental lead for Enhanced Recovery.
  • College roles: Director of the National audit project (NAP) programme ; Advisor on Airways; Safe Anaesthesia liaison Group /
  • Health Service Research Centre Executive Board Member.
    Clinical: Intensive Care Medicine/ Enhanced Recovery / Airway / Emergency Laparotomy.
  • Research:  Major Complications of anaesthesia / Airway Management / Regional anaesthesia /Awareness / Emergency Laparotomy / Litigation.
Dr Michael Coupe
  • GMC number 4194602
  • Specialist areas : Pain Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, regional anaesthesia, educational supervision
  • Departmental responsibilities: Lead for regional anaesthesia
  • Other professional responsibilities:
  • Areas of clinical interest: Interventional pain medicine, cancer pain management, philosophy of pain, regional anaesthesia, developing-country anaesthesia.
Dr Richard Edwards
  • GMC number 6106082
  • MBBS (University of Newcastle upon Tyne), MSc (University of East Anglia).
  • Orthopaedics and regional anaesthesia
  • Responsible for medical students
Dr Andy Georgiou
  • GMC number 6051980
  • MBChB (Bristol) BSc(Hons) FRCA EDIC DICM FFICM.
  • Specialist areas : Intensive Care Medicine
  • Areas of clinical interest: Major theatre cases, critical care medicine
Dr Stuart Gold
  • GMC number 4324915
  • MBChB (Dundee), FRCA (London)
  • Departmental responsibilities: Regional Anaesthesia, Enhanced Recovery, Clinical Lead, Day Surgery.
Dr Alex Goodwin
  • GMC number 2719896
  • St Thomas's Hospital Medical School,University of London. MB, BS, DA (UK), FFICM, FRCA, RCPath ME
  • Specialist Interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Day Case Anaesthesia, Education and Leadership.
  • Immediate past Clinical Director
  • Lead for ECT Anaesthesia
  • Medical Examiner (RCPath ME)
  • National Roles: Clinical Coordinator National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death. Royal College of Anaesthetists Consultant Appointments Assessor. Premiership Rugby Independent Match Day Doctor.
Dr Kim Gupta
  • GMC number 3354915
  • Bristol, MBChB (Hons), FRCA, FFICM
  • Specialist areas – Intensive Care Medicine
  • Departmental responsibilities - Trust Clinical Lead for Organ & Tissue Donation
  • Areas of clinical interest; Intensive Care
Dr Jeff Handel
Dr Kim Gupta
  • GMC number  4035419
  • MA MB BS MRCP FRCA FFICM, Cambridge University & Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals, London.
  • Specialist areas: Paediatrics & Intensive Care
  • Departmental responsibilities: Clinical Lead for Paediatrics
  • Other professional responsibilities: AAGBI Independent Practice Committee
  • Areas of clinical interest: Paediatric anaesthesia, preoperative assessment, care of older people for hip fracture surgery
Dr William Headdon
  • GMC number 6154173
  • MBBS (Hons), FRCA, FFICM, Peninsula Medical School
  • Specialist areas: intensive care medicine
  • Departmental responsibilities : IT Lead
  • Areas of clinical interest: digital transformation and IT, teaching, educational supervision
Dr Paul Hersch
  • GMC number 3523988
  • MBChB (Hons) Cape Town FRCA
  • Specialist areas: Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • Departmental responsibilities : Chairman
  • Areas of clinical interest Paediatric, regional and endocrine anaesthesia. Difficult airway management. Preoperative assessment.
Dr Clare Hommers
  • GMC number 4536532
  • BM BS BMedSci (Nottingham), DTM&H, MRCP, FRCA, EDIC, DICM, FFICM
  • Specialist areas: Intensive Care Medicine and paediatrics
  • Departmental responsibilities: Educational supervisor, deputy faculty tutor Intensive Care Medicine/trainee rota coordinator Intensive Care Medicine
  • Clinical interests: Airway management, trauma, pre-hospital medicine and anaesthesia in low resource environments
Dr Katharine Howells
  • GMC number 6130110
  • MBBS BSc FRCA (Imperial College London) FFPMRCA
  • Specialist areas: Pain Medicine
  • Departmental responsibilities: Teaching
  • Other professional responsibilities: Founder & Director nationally run course "Anatomy for Anaesthetists"
  • Clinical interest: persistent post-surgical pain, Persistent post-surgical pain
Dr Lesley Jordan
  • GMC number 3240148
  • Mb ChB. (Leicester), FRCA (London )
  • NHS Improvement QSIR Associate
  • Specialist areas: Obstetric Anaesthesia
  • Quality Improvement - Quality Service Improvement and Redesign (QSIR) Associate and member NHSi QSIR College
    Departmental responsibilities: Corporate Role: Trust Patient Lead
    Department: QI Faculty Lead, Emergency laparotomy Lead
  • Other professional responsibilities: Trust Sepsis and AKI Lead
    F1 QI Programme Lead
    Junior Doctor QI Lead
    Trust Natsips Lead
    Perioperative Safety Lead
    Lead RUH Quality Improvement Training Programme (QSIR)
    Member Health Foundation Q initiative
    Secondary Care Adviser Gloucester CCG
  • Areas of clinical interest: Obstetric Anaesthesia,Sepsis ,Emergency Laparotomy, Day surgery
Dr Fiona Kelly
  • GMC number 4127778
  • MA MBBS MRCP FRCA DICM FFICM. Qualified 1994, having trained at St John's College, Cambridge and St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London
  • Specialist areas : Paediatric anaesthesia, airway management
  • Departmental responsibilities: Educational supervisor
  • Other professional responsibilities: Chair, Difficult Airway Society human factors working group
  • Areas of clinical interest: Human factors, education and training
Dr Rebecca Leslie
  • GMC number 6075795
  • BM BS (University of Nottingham), BMedSci (University of Nottingham), FRCA, PGDip Periop Med.
  • Specialist areas : Perioperative medicine & Obstetric anaesthesia
  • Departmental responsibilities: Co-clinical Lead for Preoperative Assessment.
  • Areas of clinical interest: Preoperative assessment, major theatre cases, colorectal surgery, gynae-oncology.
Dr Chris Marsh
  • GMC Number 6051699
  • MBChB FRCA (Bristol)
  • Specialist Areas - Obstetrics, Paeds, Simulation
  • Departmental Responsibilities - Lead Clinician Obstetric Anaesthesia
  • Other Professional Responsibilities - Speak RcOA FRCA Course,
  • Research Interests in Obstetric Anaesthesia
  • Areas of Clinical Interest - Obstetric Anaesthesia, Paediatric Anaesthesia, Simulation, Human Factors
Dr Mel McDonald
  • GMC number 4624244
  • MBChB, BSc (Hons) Bristol, MRCS, FRCA
  • Obstetric Anaesthesia
  • Responsible for co-ordinating training in obstetric anaesthesia for junior anaesthetists within the department.
  • Maternal Critical Care, Difficult Airway Management
Professor Jerry Nolan
  • GMC number 2805063
  • MB ChB (Bristol); FRCA FRCP FFICM FRCEM (Hon)
  • Specialist areas : Intensive Care Medicine
  • Departmental responsibilities: Chair Resuscitation Committee, Chair Transfusion Committee
  • Other professional responsibilities: Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine, University of Bristol; Chair European Resuscitation Council; Editor-in-Chief Resuscitation journal; Chair Steering Group of the National Cardiac Arrest Audit, Executive Committee Member of the Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • Areas of clinical interest: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Dr Andrew Padkin
Dr Rob Bruce Payne
  • GMC number 4652786
  • Qualifications: MB.BS (Royal Free Hospital London), FRCA
  • Areas of Interest: Regional Anaesthesia, Trauma, Ambulatory Surgery, Medical Education
Dr Nicola Pilkington
  • GMC number 6167190
  • Qualifications: BMBS, FRCA, PGCE, FHEA
  • Special Interests: Paediatric Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia for Patients with Learning Disabilities
Dr Charlie Pope
  • GMC number 7015057
  • MBBCh FRCA FFICM Pg Cert Clinical Education
  • Specialist areas: Intensive Care
  • Areas of clinical interest:
    Intensive Care Medicine, Point of Care Ultrasound, Paediatrics
Dr Jonathan Price
  • Lead clinician
  • GMC number 6077001
  • Specialist areas: Intensive Care Medicine
  • Departmental responsibilities: n/a
  • Other professional responsibilities: n/a
  • Areas of clinical interest: Trauma, Pre Hospital Medicine, Anaesthesia for major surgery.
Dr Chris Seller
  • GMC number 4208084
  • MB BS London, FRCA.
  • Specialist Interest: Airway, Obstetrics
  • Chairman of Department
  • Examiner for the FRCA
  • Clinical Interest: Airway, Endocrine
Dr Tom Simpson
  • GMC number 3548286
  • BSc MBBS ASM FRCA FFICM, St Marys Hospital University of London
  • Specialist areas: Intensive Care Medicine and Paeds
  • Departmental responsibilities Educational Supervisor
  • Other professional responsibilities Training Programme Director
  • Severn Deanery Specialist Programme
  • Areas of clinical interest: Bariatrics, Paediatrics and Difficult airways
Dr Hilary Shanahan
  • Qualifications:
    MB Bch BAO NUI, University College Dublin, Ireland
    FCARCSI, College of Anaesthetists in Ireland
    EACTA accreditation in Transoesophageal Echocardiography
  • Special Interests: Perioperative management of patients at high risk of major adverse cardiac event Transoesophageal Echocardiography, Preoperative assessment and optimisation, Anaesthesia for cardiac, thoracic and cardiology procedures
Dr Mark Sheils
  • GMC number 6155644
  • MBChB, FRCA, FFICM. University of Birmingham Medical School
  • Specialist Area: Intensive care medicine
  • Clinical interest: critical care Echocardiography, education supervision
Dr Alec Snow
  • GMC number 7074968
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons.) MBChB MSc MRCS FRCA FFICM
  • Specialist interests: Intensive Care Medicine, Point of care ultrasound, Prehabilitation, Digital Health and Health Innovation
Dr Peter Steed
  • GMC number 7016785
  • MBChB (Hons) BSc (Hons), FRCA (University of Bristol)
  • Areas of Clinical Interest: Regional anaesthesia, obstetric anaesthesia, difficult airway management
Dr Vivienne Thomas
  • GMC number 3549342
  • Specialist areas: obstetrics and paediatrics
  • Departmental responsibilities: endoscopy sedation service
Dr Malcolm Thornton
  • GMC number 4067742
  • MB, ChB, FRCA
  • Interests: ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia; ultrasound guided vascular access; difficult airway management; awake upper limb surgery
  • Departmental Responsibilities: Clinical Governance Lead for Anaesthesia
Dr Damien Wood
  • GMC number 4268952
  • MBBS (Qld Uni), FANZCA

Non-Consultant Career Grade Anaesthetists

Dr Rachel Awan
  • MBBS (University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1994) FRCA
  • Departmental responsibilities:
    Other professional responsibilities: Chair of the Staff and Associate Specialist Committee , Member of the Local Negotiating Committee
  • Areas of clinical interest: Obstetric anaesthesia, Pre operative assessment
Dr Muhammad Asif
  • GMC number 4593490
  • MBBS: University of Punjab, Lahore Pakistan
    MCPS( Anaesthesia and Intensive care) College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
    DA London RCOA
Dr Kamran Banan
  • GMC number 6070260
  • Qualified in Anaesthetics in 1993, Iran.
  • Passed : FRCA 1 and final FRCA
  • Specialist areas : Orthopaedics, maternity, general surgery
Dr Pete Forster
Dr Sarah Keeley
  • GMC number 3587403
  • Qualified St Bartholomew's Medical School, London MBBS; FRCA Part 1 and 2
  • Areas of interest: Obstetrics
Dr Steve Laver
Dr Terren Ku
  • GMC number 6160809
  • MBBS at Barts and The London Medical School, Queen Mary University.
  • Areas of clinical interest: Obstetrics Anaesthesia
Dr Malar Vizhi
  • GMC number 5198048
  • MB BS University of Madras
  • General Anaesthetist - special interest in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

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