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Professor Tim Cook

Professor Tim Cook

Professor Tim Cook

Honorary Professor

Area of research

Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine, COVID-`19

69 St Michaels's Hill,
Bristol, BS2 8DZ
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Honorary Professor of Anaesthesia University of Bristol

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Director of National Audit Projects

College Advisor on Airway.


I work in Bath and am a full time DGH consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.


I have been fortunate to have been centrally involved in five Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) National Audit Projects learning from major complications of anaesthesia: as clinical lead for NAP3 and 4 (NAP3 - epidurals/spinal anaesthesia, NAP4 - airway management) and as co-lead and director of the program for NAP5-7 (NAP5 - accidental awareness during general anaesthesia – undoubtedly the most ‘patient facing’ of all NAPs to date - NAP6 - perioperative anaphylaxis and NAP7- perioperative cardiac arrest which will launch in May 2021). These big projects involve the nation’s anaesthetists collaborating to shine a light on patient-centred aspects of anaesthetic practice and safety. They are a form of professional-citizen science and are recognised to have changed the landscape of UK anaesthesia clinical practice and anaesthesia research engagement. 


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


During the COVID-19 pandemic I spent several months working from home, during which time I kept my ear to the ground and sought to aid organisational preparedness. Since July I’ve been back to anaesthesia and am plotting my route back to ICM.

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