Medical school anaesthesia societies

Medical school anaesthesia societies are set up by medical students within their medical schools around the UK

They all have a general goal of raising awareness of anaesthesia and critical care, and they provide opportunity for its members to demonstrate their interest in these specialties.

Activities of the anaesthesia and critical care societies may include:

  • career events and workshops
  • mentoring schemes, and
  • revision talks and lectures.

Please view our Competency Framework for medical student education in anaesthesia, intensive care, pain and perioperative medicine. 

The table below lists the known medical school anaesthesia societies and their contact details. For further information, please contact the society or association directly.

The North and Midlands

Medical school Society or association Contact information
Hull York Medical School HYMS Acute Care and Anaesthetics Society 

Théo Welch, President

Gamze Keser, Vice President

University of Liverpool Liverpool Anaesthetics and Critical Care Society

Padrig Kelly, President

Lancaster University

Anaesthesia and Acute Medicine Society Lancaster

Robert Pyne, President

University of East Anglia (Norwich) Norwich Anaesthetics Society

Liam Ward, President

University of Leicester

Leicester University Anaesthetics and Critical Care Society 

Mariam Omar and Idil Hassan, Presidents

Newcastle University Newcastle University Anaesthetic Society (NSACC)

Katie Ward, President

Cambridge University Cambridge University Anaesthetics Society (CUAS)

Roma McCluskey, President

Nottingham Medical School Pins and Needles Anaesthetics Society

Ella Quintela, President

Warwick Medical School Warwick Anaesthesia & Critical Care Society

Bagya Wijewardena, Co-President

Beth Mellor, Co-President

Birmingham Medical School Birmingham Society for Anaesthetics and Critical Care Medicine
University of Manchester Medical School

Manchester Medical Society Section of Anaesthesia

President - Orla Gormley

Vice President - Jonathan Allan 

Sheffield Medical School Sheffield Anaesthetics Society

Toby McNally, Co-President

Harry Barker, Co-President

University of Leeds Medical School Leeds Undergraduate Anaesthetics Society

Daniel Potter

Keele University Keele’s Anaesthetics & Critical Care Society (KACCS)

Luis Lopes, President




Medical school Society or association Contact information
University College London UCLU Medical Society: Critical Care and Anaesthesia

Em Lloyd, Chair

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry Barts and The London Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Society (BLAICS)

Sarah Hui, President

Kings College Medical School

KCL Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Society

Benjamin Debrosse, President

St George's Medical School St George's Anaesthetics and Critical Care Society

Joseph Wenden, Co-President

Stephen Daly, Co-President

Imperial College London Imperial College Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Society


East of England

Medical school Society or association Contact information
Anglia Ruskin Medical School  Anglia Ruskin Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Society 

Christy Saju, President



Medical school Society or association Contact information
University of Dundee University of Dundee Emergency and Critical Care Society (DECCS)

Calum Friel, President

Edinburgh Medical School Edinburgh University Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society

Alasdair Smith, President

University of Glasgow Glasgow Anaesthetics Society (GAS) 

Sarah Agnew, President

Chloe Doris, Vice President

Aberdeen University Medical School Aberdeen University Anaesthetics Society

Diarmuid O'Connor Challis, President  


South, southeast, southwest

Medical school Society or association Contact information
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry Plymouth Acute Care and Anaesthetics Society

Sam Fisher, President

University of Buckingham Anaesthetics and Critical Care Society

Maryam Borumand

University of Bristol University of Bristol Anaesthetics and Critical Care Society (UBSACC)

Francesca Blest, President

Oxford Medical School Oxford Anaesthetics, Intensive-care Medicine, Pre-Hospital and Emergency Medicine society. (OxAImPHEM)

Alexander Twist, President

Brighton and Sussex Medical School Brighton & Sussex Medical School (BSMS) Anaesthetics Society

Stefania Tsatsari, President

University of Southampton Southampton Society of Anaesthetics and Critical Care

Callum Phillips, President

University of Exeter Medical School  Exeter Acute Care and Anaesthetics Society (EACAS)

Sophie Wilson, President





Medical school Society or association Contact information
Swansea University Swansea University Anaesthetic Society

James Cutler, President

Cardiff University Cardiff University Anaesthetics, Perioperative and Intensive Care Society (CAPS)

Toby Culling, Co-President

Sam Chumley, Co-President


Northern Ireland

Medical school Society or association Contact information
Queen's University Belfast Medical School Queen's University Belfast Anaesthesia and Critical Care society (ACCS)

Claire Sinton, President

Ulster University  

Acute and Critical Care Society

Katie Whitburn, President


It is important that we keep our records of medical societies up-to-date. If you are a society president or member and would like to add or update your details, please contact us.