Professor Michael Grocott



Term of office on Council

March 2016–2022


September 2019–2020


University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust


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

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 chaired the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (2012-2017).  Mike is NIHR CRN national specialty group lead for Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain and chairs the board of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia.  He also chairs the RCoA Perioperative Medicine leadership group. Mike is an adjunct professor of Anaesthesia at Duke University, North Carolina, USA.

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

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, Medical Advisory Board of Sphere Medical, Director of the Evidenced Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) Community Interest Company, Adjunct Professor at Duke University (USA).  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 which has 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

  • Steering Group Member, National Audit of Care at the End of Life (NACEL).
  • Committee member, NHS England Nations Quality Board Partners Sub-Group.
  • President, Critical Care Section, Royal Society of Medicine.
  • Chair and Director, Xtreme Everest Oxygen Research Consortium.
  • Chair of the Board 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).
  • Joint Editor in Chief, Perioperative Medicine.
  • Secretary, International Board of Perioperative Medicine.

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.