London School of Anaesthesia 


The London School of Anaesthesia is responsible for the delivery and quality assurance of training in Core Anaesthesia, Acute Care Common Stem Anaesthesia, Higher Anaesthesia across the whole of London. The School has more than 800 trainees and offers programmes at prestigious teaching centres across the capital. 


The London School of Anaesthesia mission is three-fold:

  • to inspire excellence among our trainees
  • to ensure our patients receive the highest standard of clinical care
  • to inspire all disciplines linked with our specialties to perform to the highest standards

We offer the highest quality of anaesthesia and ICM training and provide our trainees with the skills and experience needed to meet the challenges and demands of the NHS today and tomorrow.

Head of School

Dr Aasifa Tredray MB ChB FRCA, started working as Head of School for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in February 2021. She continues as Head of School of Anaesthesia following the creation of a separate School for Intensive Care Medicine in London in 2022.

She graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School in 1996, where she started her Anaesthetic career. She moved to London in 2001 and completed her anaesthetic training in South West London and has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2006. 

Her clinical areas of interest are in Airway and Regional Anaesthesia. Educationally she has been an Advanced Module Lead, Educational Supervisor, College Tutor and most recently the Lead and Higher Training Programme Director for South West London and the South London Anaesthetic Programme Specialist Training Committee Chair.

Dr Tredray's vision is to continue delivering the high standard of training and education for all Anaesthetic trainees across London so that they are ready for their future roles as consultants. She wants all trainees to feel valued, supported, celebrated in excellence, and treated equally and fairly in an open and transparent manner.

"I look forward to continuing the work of my predecessors and taking the London School of Anaesthetics into the future."


Deputy Head of School

Dr Carlos Kidel is a consultant anaesthetist based in The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in North London. 

He graduated from The University of Manchester having done an undergraduate degree in Physiology at The University of Edinburgh previously. He initially worked in South Manchester and then returned to his roots in North London for his anaesthetic training in the North Central rotation.

He was briefly the College Tutor before becoming Core or Stage 1 TPD for anaesthetics from 2014 to 2022 when he was appointed to work in a new role as Deputy Head of School alongside Dr Adrienne Stewart.

He is the CPEOD lead in his NHS trust, has an interests in Obstetric Anaesthesia, anaesthesia for major complex surgery and provides a truly perioperative service buy running pre assessment clinics and staffing the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit.

He loves outdoor life and ‘encourages’ any trainees based at Royal Free to incorporate a team run on Hampstead Heath as part of their commute to work.

He is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Drs Tredray and Stewart to shape and evolve the high quality training of anaesthetists in London.


Deputy Head of School

Dr Adrienne Stewart








Training Programmes

The London School of Anaesthesia is comprised of two Anaesthetic training programmes, one in North London and one in South London. We train anaesthetists based in all geographical areas of London. Working in world-renowned centres of excellence, trainees have an unparalleled opportunity to participate in every possible range, type, and specialty of anaesthetic practice. Programmes are led by enthusiastic, experienced and committed trainers.  The diverse nature of London's population offers unique clinical challenges and the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical contexts. These include district general hospitals, dedicated ambulatory care centres, teaching hospitals, research units and specialist internationally renowned centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital, Queen’s Square, UCLH, Bart’s Health, St George’s Hospital, Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, King’s College Hospital, Imperial, and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital.

The School works closely with its constituent programmes of ICM, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine to take maximum advantage of the excellent resources and opportunities London has to offer. We are enhancing access to state-of-the-art simulation centres to provide additional training opportunities and we offer a range of didactic teaching and training courses. Trainees sit on the Anaesthetic Specialty Training Committees and elect representatives to sit on the board of the London School of Anaesthesia. We believe training in the London School of Anaesthesia represents an opportunity to become part of a world-class scheme that will benefit not only our patients but generations of trainees to come.



For more information regarding the North London and South London Anaesthetics Programme and ICM Programme please click on the links below:

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Regional Training Days 

RCOA Website 


School Structure


London School Anaesthesia

Head of School- Dr Aasifa Tredray

Deputy Head of School – Adrienne Stewart & Carlos Kidel

London Anaesthesia Specialty Training Committees (STC)

North London Anaesthetic Programme

South London Anaesthetic Programme

North West TPDs

North Central TPDs

North East TPDs

South East TPDs

South West TPDs

Ruth Bedson(S1)

Phillip Peel(S2)

Amardeep Riyat (S3)


Regional Advisor - Sian Jagger

Abigail Whiteman(S1)

Kate Sherratt(S2)

Trudi Young(S3)


Regional Advisor- Sonia Brocklesby

Naomi Hancox(S1)

Stephen Hallworth(S2 & S3)


Regional Advisor- Roger Cordery

Marina Choudhury(S1)

Dev Mahtani (S2 & S3)



Regional Advisor- Oliver Rose

Adam Shonfield(S1)

Daniela Mathew(S2)

Anna Walton(S3)


Regional Advisor – Rene Suite 


Pan London and KSS Advanced Pain Training- London and KSS Pain Training Advisory Group (LKPTAG) Pain Training Programme Director- Fauzia Hasnie

Faculty of Pain Medicine Regional Advisors- North London: Ashish Shetty, South London and KSS: Sandesha Kothari

Pan London Anaesthetic Educational Delivery TPDs – Gunjeet Dua, Emilie Martinoni Hoogenboom

Pan London Anaesthetic Simulation Leads – Janis Ferns, Ching Pang

Pan London Anaesthetic Academic Training Programme Director – Gudrun Kunst

Pan London Anaesthetic Less Than Full Time Training Advisor and SRTT Champion – Anna Fowler

School Trainee Reps and HEE Education Fellows

Pan London HEE Funded Anaesthesia Associate Training Programme - AA Training Lead – Dan Heaton, AA Ambassador – Frances Marfleet

Anaesthetics Health Education Team

Service Delivery Manager (SDM)- Titalayo Akintoye, Operations Manager (OM) - Jessica Banks-Cromack ICM and KSS Officer - Deborah Bunce

Email:  (trainer enquires), PSP link: (trainee enquiries)

North London Anaesthetic Programme

North London Officer – Kelvin Carrasco

Administrators - Ben Owusu-Ansah (NE & NW), Louise Bernard (NC)

South London Anaesthetic Programme

South London and Pain Officer - Claire Bowden

South London Administrator - Mohammed Rayhan (Rayhan)

Lead Trainee Representatives

Jonathon Kaberry:

I am currently CT2 in North West London. My first degree was in Geography at the University of St Andrews, I then worked for several years in the Tech industry before applying to Graduate Medicine. I have keen interest in trainee wellbeing and simulation training. Outside of anaesthesia I can be found either at the theatre, spending time with my increasing number of god children, or cooking a mean Shepherd’s pie.