The NACCSGBI Council consists of three executive officers, six members and the immediate past president. The Council meets three times a year in central London.
President: Dr Judith Dinsmore
Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia, St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, London
I have been a Consultant Anaesthetist at St George’s University Hospital Trust, London since 1989. My specialist interests include anaesthesia for neurosurgery and neuroradiology. I have published original articles, chapters and books on various topics in neuroanaesthesia but have a particular interest in awake craniotomy and was involved in recent guidance for management of anaesthesia during intra-arterial thrombectomy. I am currently an Examiner for both the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Intercollegiate Speciality Board for Neurosurgery. I was appointed to council in 2012 and was previously Honorary Secretary. I represent NACCS on the SALG group and have organised several CPD Days at the AAGBI and the RCOA.
Immediate Past President: Dr John C Andrzejowski MBChB FRCA FFICM.
Consultant in Anaesthesia & Neurointensive Care, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield since May 2000.
SHO jobs in Australia & post FRCA fellowships in New Zealand & Canada. I seem to anaesthetise for more than my fair share of skull-base neurosurgery, and help look after the local Neuro Intensive Care unit. I was a member of the guideline development group (GDG) that issued the IPH guidelines (NICE April 2008) and a member of the ‘diagnostics assessment programme’ that published guidance on depth of anaesthesia monitoring for NICE in 2012. I have been an examiner for the RCOA since 2011. My research interests include strategies of avoiding Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia (IPH), electronic preoperative assessment (ePAQ-PO) and the use of EEG monitoring in anaesthesia and neurocritical care.
Honorary Treasurer: Dr Roger Lightfoot BSc MBBS FRCA FICM
Shackleton Department of Anaesthetics, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
I have been a Consultant in Neurocritical Care and Anaesthesia since 2004. I was appointed to Council in 2012. My areas of interest are prodominantly around neurocritical care where I am the Clinical Lead for the Wessex Neurological Centre Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit. I am currently clinical lead for Organ Donation within the Trust. For the Council I have been focusing on development of the website and I am excited to be given the opportunity to be Treasurer for NACCSGBI. I represent NACCSGBI at the Small and Specialist Societies Advisory Group at the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.
Honorary Secretary: Dr Elfyn Thomas
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
I am primarily an intensive care consultant, was clinical lead at Plymouth Neuro ICU for 13 years and I also have sessions in neuroanaesthesia. I was the NACCS linkman for 3 years before being elected to council in 2011 and ran the society’s survey facility for 6 years. I am the NACCS representative to FICMTAQ and sit on the working parties looking at transfer of brain injured patients and patients with perceived devastating brain injury. I was the lead author of the NACCS joint position statement with the SBNS on transducer placement in TBI management. I have chaired a postgraduate course on subarachnoid haemorrhage for the ESICM, edited a book on head injury management and have been the Peninsula MTC clinical lead and a course director for both the ETC and ATLS courses.
Outside of work I enjoy sailing.
Dr Matt Wiles BMedSci BM BS MRCP FRCA FFICM MMedSci(ClinEd)
Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia & Neurocritical Care, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
I completed anaesthetic training in Nottingham in conjunction with a research post as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Nottingham, before taking a consultant post at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. My post primarily involves sessions in neuroanaesthesia (with a particular interest in pituitary and major spinal surgery), neurocritical care and pre-operative assessment. My other interests include the management of major trauma, both in the pre-hospital and trauma centre environments and medical education. My non-clinical interests are primarily academic in nature. I am on the Editorial board of Anaesthesia and maintain an active role in on-going clinical research.
Dr Justine Elliot
Consultant in Neuroanesthesia
I am a consultant neuroanaesthetist and college tutor working in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. My interests within neuroanaesthesia are posterior fossa surgery and awake craniotomies; a service we have introduced to the region over the last 16 months. I have been lucky enough to train and work in London prior to my job here.
Outside work I enjoy walking and the outdoors.
Dr Craig Carroll
Consultant Anaesthetist, Salford Royal Hospital.
Having qualified in 1993 after medical school on Manchester, I spend time in Queensland, Australia doing Emergency Medicine before returning the northwest for anaesthesia training. Following the completion of Specialist Training I sent time working at the Walton Centre, Liverpool before taking up a substantive in 2002 at Salford Royal.
I have an interest in pre-operative medicine and complex spinal surgery, in addition to neuroanaesthesia and Level 2 Neuro-critical Care. I am a member of the UK Cell Salvage Action Group and am the Chair of the North West Regional Transfusion Committee.
I joined the NACCS as a co-opted member in 2014, whilst chairing the 50th ASM Local Organising Committee for the Manchester Conference, and subsequently was elected to Council the following year.
Dr Omar Siddique
ST4 Anaesthetics/ICM in Wessex, Co-opted Trainee representative
I am currently a dual Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Medicine trainee in the Wessex deanery. I graduated from Southampton medical school in 2010 and completed my foundation training in Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. I subsequently trained in Kent, Surrey and Sussex region in ACCS Anaesthesia. After completing my core training, I undertook a year long fellowship in Simulation and Neuro critical care in University Hospital Southampton. I assisted with the running of NACCSGBI ASM in Southampton, with particular focus on social media and twitter. I established a regional simulation based teaching programme for neuro critical care emergencies. I was also involved in implementing a portable CT head service for neurocritical care at University Hospital Southampton. Since then, I obtained an ST3 training post in ICM followed by dual training in Anaesthesia in Wessex.
I am delighted to join the council in June 2017 as part of a brand new role as trainee representative. I hope to work as a direct link between trainees and the council, enhance technology and social media and to raise awareness of neuroanaesthesia/neurocritical care amongst trainees.
Dr Gemma Nickols
Consultant in Anaesthesia, North Bristol NHS Trust
I have been a consultant at Southmead hospital in Bristol since 2015. My sub-specialty interests include neuroanaesthesia (predominantly emergency surgery) and vascular anaesthesia. I trained in the Severn deanery and completed advanced neuroanaesthesia training at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. I have been the NACCSGBI linkperson for Bristol since 2015 and wrote the local anaesethetic guideline for the use of intra-operative MRI at Southmead.
I am the audit lead for her department and an active member of the Society of Anaesthetists of the Southwestern Region (SASWR), having been a trainee committee member.
I am leading the organisation of the next NACCSGBI ASM in Bristol, in May 2018.
Dr Thearina de Beer MBChB FRCA DICM FFICM LLM
Consultant in Anaesthetics, ICM and Neuro-ICM, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham.
I have an interest in Health Law and have completed a Masters in Health Law and Ethics. I was the faculty tutor in ICM for 3 years and was the governance lead for AICU as well as Major Trauma. I was a member of the CRG for Spinal Cord Injury until 2016. My special interests are delirium and the impact on long stay patients, neuro trauma as well as spinal cord injury. I have been involved in delirium management at NUH and KMH, as well as starting the multi-disciplinary long term ward round at NUH. I am the specialty lead for Critical Care and CCOT at NUH.
Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.
I have been a Consultant Anaesthetist at Queen Square since 1995 where my work is predominately anaesthesia for intracranial surgery, with a regular neurocritical care commitment. I run a general anaesthesia list for MRI and was involved in establishing the first interventional MR scanner in the UK. More recently I have jointly chaired the AAGBI working party writing ‘Safe provision of anaesthetic services in magnetic resonance units’. I set up and recruit to our clinical fellow programme for neuroanaesthesia. I have always had a strong interest in clinical governance and am currently Clinical Director for Quality and Safety at Queen Square. I am a specialist advisor for the CQC and a clinical reviewer for ACSA.