'Inspiring Excellence'

Our mission is three-fold:

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.

Why choose the London Academy?

The London Academy of Anaesthesia is comprised of five schools of anaesthesia, each of which have trained anaesthetists successfully for more than 10 years.

Working in world-renowned surgical centres of excellence, trainees will 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 unparalleled clinical challenges and the opportunity to work in a variey of clinical contexts. These include district general hospitals, dedicated ambulatory care centres, teaching hospitals, research units and specialist surgical hospitals, such as:

The Academy works closely with its constituent schools of anaesthesia and the Royal College of Anaesthetists to take maximum advantage of all the resources and opportunities London has to offer. We are enhancing our simulation centres to provide additional training opportunites and we offer a range of didactic teaching and training courses. Trainees sit on the programme boards of the five schools of anaesthesia and elect a representative to sit on the board of the London Academy.

We believe the London Academy 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.

Who is the head?

peter_brodrickDr Peter Brodrick was appointed as Head of the London Academy of Anaesthesia in February 2012. This was a joint appointment with the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Peter was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist to Mount Vernon Hospital, with an interest in Plastic Surgery and Burns Anaesthesia. When those services were relocated, he transferred duties to West Hertfordshire Hospitals and North West London Hospitals NHS Trusts. Clinically, his specialist area of interest now is the management of the difficult airway, especially in anaesthesia for Maxillo-Facial Surgery.

On appointment as a Consultant, Peter undertook the role of College Tutor for 6 years. There followed a period in management roles, before returning to education and training as Deputy Regional Advisor for North Thames West and the Imperial School in 2002. He eventually took over the role of Regional Advisor and Head of School in 2008, on the retirement of his predecessor, Brian Porter.

As Regional Advisor, he has instigated the establishment of a regional novice induction course and formalised the other regional exam courses. He led the recruitment group at the London Deanery, on behalf of the London Academy, between 2010-11.

Our constituent schools

The Academy is comprised of five schools of anaesthesia which together provide training in anaesthesia, ACCS anaesthesia, intensive care medicine (ICM) and pain management for 1,200 doctors in London and the south east of England. The five schools are:

Trainees must follow a competency based specialty training programme covering core, intermediate and advanced training in anaesthesia, pain management and ICM to obtain a CCT in anaesthetics. Core training lasts two years in anaesthesia and three years in ACCS anaesthesia. Trainees must obtain a pass in the primary FRCA to be eligible to apply for entry to intermediate and advanced training, which takes five years.

Find out more

To find out more about training in anaesthesia, visit the Royal College of Anaesthetists website.