Professor Michael Grocott



Term of office on Council

March 2016–2022


University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Register of Interests

  • NICE Guideline Development Group: 'Care of the dying adult'.
  • Elected board member, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.
  • Deputy chair, Perioperative Medicine Track, World Congress of Anaesthesia 2016.
  • Council member, Critical Care Section, Royal Society of Medicine.

Personal pecuniary interests
Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton, Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Divisional R&D Lead at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, National Specialty Group Lead (Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain) of the NIHR Comprehensive Research Network, Project Team Chair of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit, Medical Advisory Board of Sphere Medical, and Director of the Evidenced Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) Community Interest Company.  I have received honoraria for speaking and / or travel expenses from: Baxter; Fresenius-Kabi, Edwards Lifesciences, BOC Medical (Linde Group, Ely-Lilly Critical Care, Cortex GmBH.

Non-personal pecuniary interests
I lead the Xtreme-Everest Oxygen Research Consortium and chair the Xtreme Everest Community Interest Company Enterprise Company which have received unrestricted grant funds from:  John Caudwell, BOC Medical (Linde Group), Ely-Lilly Critical Care, Smiths Medical, Deltex Medical, London Clinic, Rolex, Royal Free Hospital Charity, University College London Hospitals Special Trustees.  With others, I run a number of educational meetings through the EBPOM Community Interest Company and these meetings have sponsorship from multiple industry partners declared on a meeting-by-meeting basis.   I have received research grants paid to my institution (UoS/UHS/UCL/UCLH) from: National Institute of Health Research, Medical Research Council, National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia, British Lung Foundation, Intensive Care Foundation, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, Sir Halley Stuart Trust, Francis and Augustus Newman Foundation.

Personal non-pecuniary interests

  • Chair and Director, Xtreme Everest Oxygen Research Consortium and Xtreme Everest Community Interest Company.
  •  Board and Research Council member of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia.
  • Co-Chairman of Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (annual scientific meeting).
  • Co-Chairman of Current Controversies in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine (annual scientific meeting).
  • Co-chairman of National Perioperative CPET Meeting (annual scientific meeting).
  • Co-chairman of KnO2wledge (annual scientific meeting).
  • Faculty, Perioperative CPET course.
  • Editor in Chief, Extreme Physiology and Medicine.
  • Editorial board, Perioperative Medicine and Scientific Reports.
  • Member of the Improving Surgical Outcomes Group.


Mike Grocott is the Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton (UoS) and a consultant in Critical Care Medicine at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust.

Mike graduated from St George’s in 1992 and was appointed senior lecturer at UCL in 2005.  He was founding director of the NIAA Health Services Research Centre (2011-2016) and chairs the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit.  Mike is NIHR CRN national specialty group lead for Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain.  He also serves on the RCoA Perioperative Medicine leadership group and is an elected board member of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

He lives in the New Forest with his wife, Denny – an anaesthetist - and three young children.

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