Last updated February 2020

Welcome from Steve Phillips, NACCS Trainee Representative @Dr_Steve_P


“Welcome to the trainee area of our website. I’m Steve Phillips, an anaesthetic trainee in Wessex Deanery. I represent trainee members of the society in council matters at the four NACCS council meetings each year and manage our Regional Trainee Network. The Network acts as a vital means of communication between the council and trainees across the country on NACCS news, activities, events and study grants, in addition to promoting opportunities available in the wider world of Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care. On our website you can find details on how to join NACCS as a trainee member, apply for our study grants & travelling fellowships and contact your Regional Representative.”

 Find me @Dr_Steve_P or email [email protected]


Regional Trainee Network

We have an evolving Regional Network of trainee representatives. They are a point of contact for all-things NACCS & Neuroanaesthesia in your region and help trainees access the opportunities offered by the council to develop an interest in the subspeciality.  If your region is not currently represented and you would like to be involved please contact me on the details above. To contact your Regional Rep please email me and I will put you in touch.
Paul Sampson Peninsula
Stephen Phillips Wessex
Carrie Nicholas KSS
Annika Smith Thames Valley
Deborah Douglas Central London
Sarah Muldoon South East London
Jonny Groome North East London
Yasmine Samaroo West London
Fayaz Roked West Midlands – Birmingham
Felicity Avann West Midlands – Stoke
Kevin O’Donoghue East Midlands
Richard Burnham Northern
Ajith Gopinath North West
Emma Temple South Yorkshire
Thomas Ballantyne South East Scotland
Geoff Warnock West Scotland
Andy Ratcliffe West Yorkshire
Clare Dallimore Wales
Daniel Stubbs Eastern

Joining the Society

Trainee membership of NACCS is only £10 per year and provides you with eligibility for our study grants, heavily discounted ASM rates, regular updates on trainee-relevant NACCS activities and access to the members area of our website. Further details and the application form can be found here 

Trainee Handbook

Our trainee handbook is a great place to start for trainees with an interest in the subspecialty to gain further insight into pursuing a career in Neuroanaesthesia or Neurocritical Care. There is also valuable information on the Neuro-relevant topics that appear in the Primary and Final FRCA syllabus.

Study Grants & Travelling Fellowships

The council offers regular study grants open to trainee members of the society. Those currently available are listed below. We also offer trainees who have been members for at least 1 year the opportunity to apply for up to £2500 funding for a Travelling Fellowship.

Currently open for application (as of January 2020):


Euro Neuro Paris 2020 Study Grant


Upcoming (as of January 2020):


SNACC 48th Annual Meeting 2020 – $500 Joint Travel Award

  NACCS will be sponsoring a $500 travel award for a trainee member of NACCS to attend and present an abstract at the September SNACC Meeting in Montréal this year. Full details TBC.  


Training Fellowships

We have collated a list of Training Fellowships available across the UK. Whilst these have not been endorsed by NACCS they are an excellent place to start your search for further clinical experience in the subspeciality.  


Upcoming Conferences & Events

  Please find a table below of upcoming conferences & events of relevance for a trainee with an interest in the subspeciality:
Event Date(s)  Location Trainee Registration Fee Abstract submission dates Website
   NACCS & PNAN 2020 ASM   6th – 7th May 2020  Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds  £150  Open – Closes 13th March
   EuroNeuro2020   22nd – 24th April 2020  Palais des Congrès d’Issy, Paris  €250  15th October 2019 to 15th January 2020
   SNACC Annual Meeting    11th – 13th  September 2020  Montréal, Quebec   tbc   tbc