About this event

  • Date and time Fri 16 Jul 2021 from 9:20am to 4:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Anaesthesia, Critical Care Medicine

This webinar will see world-renowned, distinguished experts provide an update on the research into AGPs (Aerosol Generating Procedures), examine the latest data on survival from COVID-19 in ICUs (Intensive Care Units), look at the latest developments in retrieval services and innovations in mobile ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) and tracheostomy services, and explore issues around, and discuss wellbeing, COVID-19 and PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) including a personal story.

To conclude the webinar there will be multiple short lectures on ICU topics for trainees, medical students and qualified staff.

This is a joint webinar between the Anaesthesia and Critical Care Sections of The Royal Society of Medicine. 

This webinar will cover:

  • Current best practice in retrieval services including mobile ECMO and ICU and how these can affect outcomes
  • The importance of wellbeing, support systems, PTSD and how to cope when redeployed to another specialty
  • How hospitals adapted to the huge demand for tracheostomies (in theatre and ICU)
  • Topical ICU updates from experts

CPD learning applied. 

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Standard pricing available until 16 July 2021.


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Key speakers

Dame Clare Gerada

Medical Director NHS Practitioner Health Programme, highly respected General Practitioner and Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners from 2010 to 2013, UK

Speaker's biography

After qualifying in medicine Dame Clare trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, before following in her father’s footsteps to become a General Practitioner. She has worked in her South London practice for 30 years. During this time, alongside her clinical practice, she has held a number of national leadership positions and has led the way in reforming how drug users are managed in general practice. She was awarded an MBE in 2000 for her services to medicine and substance misuse.


She has been instrumental in the development of services for doctors and dentists with mental health problems and is the Medical Director of NHS Practitioner Health. This service has been hugely impactful, particularly on young doctors and consequently on the patients they look after and the teams in which they work. The service was awarded Outstanding by CQC rating in March 2019.  Dame Clare has also established a service for problem gamblers and chairs the newly formed registered charity, Doctors in Distress. She is also co-chair of the NHS Assembly and was awarded a DBE in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Professor Tim Cook

Professor of Anaesthesia, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK

Professor Tony Pickering

Professor of Neuroscience and Anaesthesia, University of Bristol, UK

Dr Stephen Hearns

Consultant in Emergency and Retrieval Medicine, Greater Glasgow Health Board, Scotland 


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Samantha Shinde, President, Anaesthesia Section, Royal Society of Medicine  

Session one: Learning from Covid-19

AGP or not AGP? is that even the right question?

Professor Tony Pickering, Professor of Neuroscience and Anaesthesia, University of Bristol

ECMO on the move

Dr Rosalba Spiritoso, Consultant in Intensive Care, St Bartholomew’s Hospital 

Survival from the ICU Royal United Hospital Bath 

Professor Tim Cook, Professor of Anaesthesia, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Adult retrieval services

Mr Scott Grier, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Southmead Hospital, Bristol and Lead Consultant, Retrieve Adult Critical Care Transfer Service Southwest Critical Care Network Lead for Transfer 

Panel discussion

Session two: Learning about ourselves

Physician heal thyself

Dame Clare Gerada, Medical Director NHS Practitioner Health Programme 

Performance under pressure

Dr Stephen Hearns, Consultant in Emergency and Retrieval Medicine, Greater Glasgow Health Board

Health and wellbeing after a crisis, a personal view

Dr Tony Allnatt, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Royal London Hospital

Panel discussion

Session three: Learning from each other

Location, location, location. Tracheostomy provision in Covid; new team working model

Dr Steve Shepherd, Consultant in Intensive Care, and Anaesthesia St Bartholomew’s Hospital

Working as an HCA in intensive care

Mr Ajit Abrahams, Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Royal London Hospital 

Adult patients in paediatric intensive care

Dr Mamta Vaidya, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Childrens Hospital, Royal London Hospital 

Panel discussion

Session four: Learning hot topics

Lecture one
Lecture two
Lecture three
Panel discussion
Closing remarks

Mr Peter Shirley, President, Critical Care Section, Royal Society of Medicine

End of webinar



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar will be available for registered delegates for 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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