Airway Leads Database

One of the key recommendations of the NAP4 report was that each Department of Anaesthesia should have a ‘departmental airway lead’.  This has been a long-standing recommendation of the Difficult Airway Society (DAS) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ (RCoA) Council has now endorsed a strong recommendation that all departments should conform.

Locally there will be some flexibility in the responsibilities of the Department Airway Lead.  However these should include (but not be limited to):

1.    Overseeing local airway training for anaesthetists and assist in airway training more widely
2.    Ensuring local policies exist and are disseminated for predictable airway emergencies
3.    Ensuring that difficult airway equipment is appropriate to the local guidelines and standardised within the organisation
4.    Liaising specifically with the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department to ensure consistency
5.    Facilitators for NAP4 follow up surveys on institutional responses to NAP4 and audit of airway management practices

Please email to confirm a change of Airway Lead within your Trust


Airedale General Hospital - Dr Claire Totten and Dr Radostina Paskaleva

Alder Hey Children's Hospital - Dr Richard Craig

Ashford Hospital - Dr Robert Menzies and Dr David Robinson

St Peter's Hospital - Dr David Robinson

King George Hospital and Queen's Hospital - Dr Sudhansu Pattnaik

Barnsley Hospital - Dr Timothy Wenham and Dr Syed Razvi

Newham University Hospital - Dr Otto-Ernst Mohr

St Bartholomew's Hospital - Dr Ravi Bhagrath and Dr Stephen Shepherd

The Royal London Hospital - Dr Seema Shah

Whipps Cross University Hospital - Dr Sadanand Chitre

Basildon Hospital and Essex Cardiothoracic Centre - Dr Venkatraya Shenoy

Bedford General Hospital - Dr Ana Vochin

Birmingham Children's Hospital - Dr James Montgomerie

Birmingham Women's Hospital - Dr Yasmin Poonawala

Blackpool Victoria Hospital - Dr Simon Mills

Royal Bolton Hospital - Dr Tracy Sharp

Bradford Royal Infirmary - Dr Andrew Hatfield

Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre, Princess Royal Hospital, Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Sussex Eye Hospital and Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre - Dr Sandeep Sudan

Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Wycombe General Hospital - Dr Jeremy Drake

Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - Dr Daniel Smith

Addenbrooke's Hospital - Dr David Dugdale

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital - Dr Laura Matthews

West Middlesex University Hospital - Dr Priyakam Chowdhury

Chesterfield Royal Hospital - Dr Joanna Gordon

Countess of Chester Hospital - Dr Jo Fawkner-Corbett

Darlington Memorial Hospital - Dr Seema Pathare

Shotley Bridge Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham - Dr Niraj Niranjan

Croydon University Hospital - Dr Rebecca Thurairatnam

Darent Valley Hospital - Dr Raman Madan and Dr Vidhi Patle

Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup - Dr Kan Chandradeva

Bassetlaw District General Hospital - Dr Vinesh Vincent Brahmakulam

Doncaster Royal Infirmary - Dr Mary Avvai

Dorset County Hospital - Dr Helen Gordon

Lister Hospital - Dr Alex Czech

Macclesfield District General Hospital - Dr Ishani Dave

Kent and Canterbury Hospital - Dr Srdjana Trajkovic

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital - Dr Antony Hodgetts

William Harvey Hospital - Dr Louise Gent

Burnley General Hospital - Dr Danielle Ormandy

Colchester General Hospital - Dr Andrew Eldridge

The Ipswich Hospital - Dr Prakash Bhagwat

Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital - Dr James Evans

Epsom General Hospital, Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre and St Helier Hospital - Dr Milind Bhagwat and Dr Barbara Lattuca

Frimley Park Hospital - Dr Paul Sidebottom

Heatherwood Hospital - Dr Anna Wallis

Wexham Park Hospital - Dr Anna Wallis and Dr Andrew Levison

George Eliot Hospital - Dr Manoj Ravindran

Cheltenham General Hospital, Cirencester Hospital, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Stroud General Hospital and Tewkesbury Community Hospital - Dr Katie Patton

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children - Dr Michael Broadhead

The Great Western Hospital, Swindon - Dr Simon Matthews

Evelina London Children's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital - Dr Imran Ahmad

Guy's Hospital - Dr Imran Ahmad and Dr Stephen Tricklebank

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital - Dr Nicholas Jones

Royal Hampshire County Hospital - Dr Richard Thomas

Harrogate District Hospital - Dr William Peat

Homerton University Hospital - Dr Ee-Min Wong

Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary - Dr Penelope Gorton

St Mary's Hospital, London - Dr Michael Kynoch and Dr Davina Watson

St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight - Dr Isobel Rice

James Paget University Hospital - Dr Naik Veena and Dr Pushpalatha Nathan

Kettering General Hospital - Dr Ravindra Dravid

King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill - Dr Jayaram Dasan

Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough - Dr James Bland

Kingston Hospital - Dr Sarang Puranik

Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital - Dr Maurice Jones

Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds Dental Hospital, Seacroft Hospital, St James's University Hospital and Wharfedale Hospital - Dr Heather Gorton

Leeds General Infirmary - Dr Heather Gorton and Dr Gillian Davies

Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Dr Andrew McKechnie

University Hospital Lewisham - Dr Amit Soosan

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital - Dr Kenneth Palmer

University Hospital Aintree - Dr Peter Groom

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital - Dr Tom Irving

Liverpool Women's Hospital - Dr Celia Whelan

Central Middlesex Hospital, Ealing Hospital and St Mark's Hospital - Dr David Vaughan

Northwick Park Hospital - Dr David Vaughan and Dr Rajinder Singh Chaggar

Luton and Dunstable Hospital - Dr Payal Kajekar

Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital - Dr Andrew Al-Rais

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, St Mary's Hospital and Trafford General Hospital - Dr Sofia Clegg

Manchester Royal Infirmary - Dr Clare Conlon

Withington Community Hospital - Dr Douglas Greig and Dr Stephen Washington

Wythenshawe Hospital - Dr Amali Chandrasena


Medway Maritime Hospital - Dr Manisha Shah

Leighton Hospital - Dr Piotr Ohly and Dr Claire Lister

Broomfield Hospital - Dr Benjamin Vowles

Dewsbury & District Hospital, Pinderfields General Hospital and Pontefract General Infirmary - Dr Helen Buglass

Milton Keynes General Hospital - Dr Sahana Jaladi

Moorfields Eye Hospital - Dr Aravindh Jayakumar

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital - Dr Stephen Wilson

Northampton General Hospital - Dr David Cara

Southmead Hospital - Dr Joanne Adelaide

Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital - Dr Chhavi Srivastava

North Middlesex University Hospital - Dr Vijay Kale

University Hospital of Hartlepool and University Hospital of North Tees - Dr Kavitha Manoharan

Hinchingbrooke Hospital - Dr Madlena Vrazhalska

Peterborough City Hospital - Dr Jahangir Alam

North Devon District Hospital - Dr Susan Hanson and Dr James Powell

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital - Dr Pankaj Pradhan

Goole & District Hospital - Dr Namita Singh

Scunthorpe General Hospital - Dr Ramesh Manohar

Alnwick Infirmary, North Tyneside General Hospital, Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital and Wansbeck General Hospital - Dr Anand Jayaraman

Hexham General Hospital - Dr John Duggan

Nottingham City Hospital - Dr Rangaraj Sethuraman

Queen's Medical Centre - Dr Mark Barley and Dr Gareth Gibbon

Churchill Hospital, Horton General Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre - Dr Vassilis Athanassoglou

Fairfield General Hospital, North Manchester General Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary - Dr Paul Kirk

Royal Oldham Hospital - Dr Ramesh Ekambaram

Poole Hospital - Dr Michael Girgis

Queen Alexandra Hospital - Dr James Dinsmore and Dr Helen Bryant

Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead - Dr Alison Chalmers

Royal Berkshire Hospital - Dr Jonathan Mayer and Dr Edward Todman

Harefield Hospital - Dr Donna Hall

Royal Brompton Hospital - Dr Sara Mele and Dr Francisco Del Sindaco

Royal Cornwall Hospital, St Michael's Hospital and West Cornwall Hospital - Dr Alison Moore and Dr Mark Lambert

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital - Dr Ed McIlroy and Dr James Powell

Barnet Hospital - Dr Talat Mumtaz and Dr Joanna Makepeace

Chase Farm Hospital - Dr Talat Mumtaz

Royal Free Hospital - Dr Rebecca Flower and Dr Daniel Soltanifar

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - Dr Emily Spence

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital - Dr Benjamin Smith

Royal Papworth Hospital - Dr Angus Butchart

Royal Surrey County Hospital - Dr Daniel Chia Yeow

Royal United Hospital - Dr Sarah Gouldson and Dr Stuart Gold

Salford Royal Hospital - Dr Benjamin Kolb and Dr Ming Wilson

Salisbury District General Hospital - Dr Maqbool Jaffer

City Hospital and Sandwell General Hospital - Dr Omer Lodi

Sheffield Children's Hospital - Dr Robert Hearn

Jessop Wing, Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Weston Park Hospital - Dr Anthony Thomas

Northern General Hospital - Dr Anthony Thomas and Dr Anupam Sharma

King's Mill Hospital and Newark Hospital - Dr Irena Guzik

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital - Dr Christiaan de Klerk and Dr Martynas Juozaitis

Southend University Hospital - Dr David Ringrose

Ormskirk District General Hospital and Southport and Formby District General Hospital - Dr Christopher Goddard

Friarage Hospital and The James Cook University Hospital - Dr Chloe Fairbarns

Sunderland Royal Hospital - Dr Linda McGhee

Warwick Hospital - Dr Justin Perry

St George’s Hospital - Dr Kanika Dua

St Helens Hospital and Whiston Hospital - Dr Supriya Chitgopkar

Stepping Hill Hospital - Dr Tallat Nazir

Crawley Hospital and East Surrey Hospital - Dr Matyas Andorka

Tameside General Hospital - Dr Kingsley Enohumah

Musgrove Park Hospital - Dr Eleanor Zaremba

The Christie Hospital - Dr John Barnes and Dr Jonathan Allen

Corbett Hospital, Guest Hospital and Russells Hall Hospital - Dr Anindya Dixit

Hillingdon Hospital - Dr Constandinos Papageorgiou

Mount Vernon Hospital - Dr Ahilan Pathmanathan

Freeman Hospital - Dr Jennifer Sainsbury and Dr Linda Waddilove

Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle - Dr Alison Schofield

Princess Alexandra Hospital - Dr Anuvidya Reddy

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn - Dr Sherif Shafeek

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital - Dr Rahul Patil

Rotherham Hospital - Dr Gerry Lynch

Royal Bournemouth Hospital - Dr Julius Cranshaw

The Royal Marsden Hospital (London) and The Royal Marsden Hospital (Surrey) - Dr Orla Lacey and Dr Torsten Beutlhauser 

New Cross Hospital - Dr Richard Lightfoot

The Walton Centre - Dr Akshay Sule

Torbay Hospital - Dr Richard Hughes

County Hospital Louth, Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital - Dr Manish Kakkar

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery - Dr Michelle Leemans

University College Hospital - Dr Kirstie McPherson and Dr Elizabeth Cervi

Princess Anne Hospital - Dr Victoria Cloete-Hopkins

University Hospital Southampton - Dr Victoria Cloete-Hopkins and Dr Leonid Krivskiy

Good Hope Hospital - Dr Ashok Nair

Heartlands Hospital and Solihull Hospital - Dr Nicola Osborn

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham - Dr Gareth Jeskins and Dr Rajneesh Sachdeva

Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary and St Michael's Hospital - Dr Rachael Craven and Dr Helen Howes

Bristol Heart Institute - Dr Rachael Craven

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and University of Bristol Dental Hospital - Dr Anthony Bradley

South Bristol Community Hospital - Dr Helen Howes


Hospital of St Cross and University Hospital Coventry - Dr Charles Pairaudeau and Dr Subrahmanyam Radhakrishna

Queen's Hospital, Burton on Trent - Dr Paul Holgate

Royal Derby Hospital - Dr Anjum Ahmed-Nusrath

Glenfield Hospital - Dr Elizabeth Jonck

Leicester General Hospital - Dr Antony Joseph

Leicester Royal Infirmary - Dr Fiona Olejnik

Furness General Hospital, Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmoreland General Hospital - Dr Thomas Oldham

Royal Stoke University Hospital - Dr Tamil Rajamanickam

Derriford Hospital - Dr Shahed Chishti

Walsall Manor Hospital - Dr Mukesh Sharma

Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre, Halton General Hospital and Warrington Hospital - Dr Seema Charters

St Albans City Hospital and Watford General Hospital  - Dr Sampath Shenoy

West Suffolk Hospital - Dr Drew Welch

Southlands Hospital, St Richard's Hospital and Worthing Hospital - Dr Stuart Wade

Weston General Hospital - Dr Joseph Loader

Whittington Hospital - Dr Roxaan Jappie

Arrowe Park Hospital and Clatterbridge Hospital - Dr Jessica Griffith

Alexandra Hospital, Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre - Dr Sean Chadwick

Worcestershire Royal Hospital - Dr Aidan Norman

Leigh Infirmary - Dr Muthu Hulgur

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary - Dr Harry Chan

Wrightington Hospital - Dr Sean McAfee

 Yeatman Hospital and Yeovil District Hospital - Dr Ciprian Cociuba

Bridlington and District Hospital, Scarborough General Hospital, The New Selby War Memorial Hospital and The York Hospital - Dr Peter Walsh


Nobles Hospital - Dr Matthew Biggart

Princess Elizabeth Hospital - Dr Richard Evans

Western Isles Hospital - Dr Beata Pantak

Northern Ireland

Belfast City Hospital - Dr Robert Bailie and Dr Emma Lappin

Mater Hospital, Musgrave Park Hospital, Royal Jubilee Maternity Services, Royal Victoria Hospital and The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children - Dr Robert Bailie

Antrim Area Hospital, Mid Ulster Hospital and Whiteabbey Hospital - Dr William Donaldson

Causeway Hospital - Dr Paul Alexander

Downe Hospital - Dr Damien Carson and Dr Niranjan Chogle

Lagan Valley Hospital and The Ulster Hospital - Dr Damien Carson

Craigavon Area Hospital, Daisy Hill Hospital and South Tyrone Hospital - Dr Erik Lichnovsky

Altnagelvin Hospital - Dr Clive Macartney

South West Acute Hospital - Dr Ronan O'Hare

Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh - Dr Clive Macartney and Dr Ronan O'Hare


University Hospital Ayr - Dr Philip Hamilton

University Hospital Crosshouse - Dr Philip Jacobs

Borders General Hospital - Dr Rachel Harvey

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary - Dr Stephen Wilson

Queen Margaret Hospital and Victoria Hospital - Dr Lorna McEwan

Forth Valley Royal Hospital - Dr Alvin Soosay

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary - Dr David Nesvadba

Dr Gray's Hospital - Dr Andrej Andrasovsky

Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and Woodend Hospital - Dr David Seath

Gartnavel General Hospital and Western Infirmary - Dr Craig Urquhart

Glasgow Royal Infirmary and New Stobhill Hospital - Dr Stuart Young

Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Unit - Dr Suzanne Thomas

Inverclyde Royal Hospital - Dr Artur Pryn

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow - Dr Alan Brown and Dr Oliver Licari

Royal Alexandra Hospital - Dr Michael Kerr

Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow - Dr Neal Willis

Belford Hospital - Dr Katrina Gannon

Raigmore Hospital - Dr Gordon Bathgate

Hairmyres Hospital - Dr Jonathan Edgar

Monklands Hospital - Dr Claire McIntyre

University Hospital Wishaw - Dr Rajmohan Padmanabhan

Department of Clinical Neurosciences - Dr Caroline Brookman

Royal Hospital for Sick Children - Dr Karina Jakubowska

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and The Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion - Dr Catherine Theodosiou

St John’s Hospital at Howden - Dr Claire Gillan

Western General Hospital - Dr Alistair McNarry

Golden Jubilee National Hospital - Dr Nick Brown

Gilbert Bain Hospital - Dr Catriona Barr

Ninewells Hospitals and Stracathro Hospital - Dr Simon Crawley

Perth Royal Infirmary - Dr Rhona Younger

Western Isles Hospital - Dr Beata Pantak


Nevill Hall Hospital - Dr Iwan Roberts and Dr Adrian Woollard

Royal Gwent Hospital - Dr Iljaz Hodzovic

Abergele Hospital and Glan Clwyd Hospital - Dr Kevin Kelly

Wrexham Maelor Hospital - Dr Anna Williams

Ysbyty Gwynedd - Dr Declan Maloney

University Hospital Llandough and University Hospital of Wales - Dr Catrin Maidment

Prince Charles Hospital - Dr Geraint Rees

Royal Glamorgan Hospital - Dr Dominic Hurford

Princess of Wales Hospital - Dr Vijayalakshmi Varadarajan

Bronglais General Hospital and Prince Philip Hospital - Dr Ramesh Khoju-Shrestha

Glangwili General Hospital - Dr Rhodri Evans

Withybush General Hospital - Dr Joel Green

Morriston Hospital and Singleton Hospital - Dr Anthony Murphy

Neath Port Talbot Hospital - Dr Vijayalakshmi Varadarajan