Dr Toni Brunning

Dr Toni Brunning
Elected Consultant Council Member



Term of office on Council

March 2022-2028

Term of office as Trustee



Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, West Midlands


Dr Toni Brunning qualified from the University of Birmingham and completed all her anaesthetic training in the West Midlands region.

Prior to election to Council, Toni has held several roles at the RCoA. She is a College Tutor and sits on the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLP) Reference Group. She was involved with the LLP since its inception, contributing to its development, launch, and ongoing improvements.

Her clinical interests in anaesthesia include obstetrics, paediatrics and trauma. She has a wider interest in clinician wellbeing and is a certified lifestyle-medicine physician.

She has completed a master’s degree in medical education through the University of Dundee. She currently sits on her trust’s Senior Education Committee as part of her role as the Champion of Flexible Training.

Outside of work, Toni likes to spend time in nature with her family and dogs. In the past 12 months she has discovered the joys of outdoor wild swimming, something which she has gone on to introduce to her friends and colleagues. She has continued this throughout the year, even when the water temperature drops and it becomes ‘ice swimming’.

If Toni wasn’t working in anaesthesia she’d have been a particle physicist, having declined a degree place studying nuclear and particle physics to read medicine instead.

Register of Interests

Course director of ‘Educating Anaesthetists and Promoting Wellness’ and ‘Educating Doctors and Promoting Wellness’