Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath
Director of National Audit Projects and College Advisor on Airway
Tim Cook has led two Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) National Audit Projects (NAP3 on epidurals/spinal anaesthesia and NAP4 on airway management) shining a light on major aspects of anaesthetic practice and changing practice. He is now the director of the National audit projects and has played a full role in NAP5 studying accidental awareness during general anaesthesia – undoutedly the most ‘patient facing’ of all NAPs to date – and the current NAP, NAP6 studying peri-operative anaphylaxis.
He has an overall interest in safety and quality improvement in anaesthesia and intensive care using a bottom up approach. Tim was awarded the Difficult Airway Society Professorship 2014, the RCoA Macintosh Professorship 2012-13 and previously the RCoA Humphrey Davy Medal and the Henry Featherstone Certificate by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
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