Dr Russell Perkins

Dr Russell Perkins



Term of office as Vice-President

First term: September 2021-22

Second term: September 2022-23

Term of office on Council

March 2017-24

Term of office as Trustee

March 2017-September 2023


Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital


Dr Russell Perkins has been a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist in Manchester for 20 years and a proud Fellow of the Royal College for 25 years. He has served as College Tutor, Examiner, Deputy and Regional Adviser.

Russell is past chair of the RCoA's Clinical Quality and Research Board and also of the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) Committee.  He is also a member of other groups at the College, including the SAS Committee, Finance and Resources Board and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

As a paediatric anaesthetist on the RCoA Council he is a co-opted representative to the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain (APAGBI), a role which he enjoys and sees as one of his core responsibilities. Russell aims to ensure anaesthetic care of children is embedded in all activities at the RCOA and champions our training as being fit for purpose for all those working in the NHS in the years to come.

Russell is also the Clinical Director of the Department of Anaesthesia at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. 

Declaration of Interests

  • None declared.