Prof Tim Cook

/ Prof Tim Cook

Prof Tim Cook
Royal United Hospital, Bath
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath
Director of National Audit Projects and College Advisor on Airway.
Honorary Professor of Anaesthesia University of Bristol.

I am a DGH consultant, employed full time, in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.

I have 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. I played a full role in NAP5 studying accidental awareness during general anaesthesia – undoubtedly the most ‘patient facing’ of all NAPs to date and NAP6 studying perioperative anaphylaxis. Currently we’re gearing up for NAP7- ‘Perioperative Cardiac arrest’.

I have an overall interest in improving safety and quality in anaesthesia and intensive care using a bottom up approach. I have been fortunate to be awarded the RCoA Macintosh Professorship 2012-13, the Difficult Airway Society Professorship 2014, and several other prizes for which I am grateful and humbled.