The NACCS 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 Roger Lightfoot
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 since 2017 until May 2019 the Treasurer for NACCS. I represent NACCS at the Small and Specialist Societies Advisory Group at the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.
It is an immense honour to be given the opportunity to be President of the Society starting in May 2019.
Immediate Past-President: Dr Judith Dinsmore
|I have been a Consultant Anaesthetist with a specialist interest in Neuroanaesthesia at St George’s University Hospital Trust, London since 1989. I have held various management roles and helped to develop the service for awake craniotomy and interventional neuroradiology including one of the country’s first 24/7 thrombectomy services. I have published original articles, chapters and books on various topics in neuroanaesthesia including the AAGBI / NACCS updated brain injury transfer guidance and national consensus guidelines for safe and effective endovascular 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 and President until 2019.||
Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia, St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, London
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.
Honorary Treasurer: Dr Craig Carroll
Dr Gemma Nickols
Dr Sally Wilson
Dr Jonathan Coles
Dr Lara Prisco
Dr Simon Young
Dr Daniel Stubbs
Dr Joseph Sebastian
|Consultant Neuroanaesthetist, Salford Royal Hospital||I qualified from Imperial College in 1995; I undertook his anaesthetic registrar training on the Imperial School of Anaesthesia rotation followed by a Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queens Square. I was appointed to my present position as Consultant Neuroanaesthetist at Salford Royal in 2007. My main clinical interests are dexmedetomidine sedation, anaesthesia for awake brain & skull base surgery. I am the training lead for the Neuroanaesthesia module in the deanery, and equipment lead for theatres at Salford. I recently joined the NACCS council as co-opted member in charge of industry liaison.|