Dr Claire Shannon

Dr Claire Shannon
Council Member



Term of office as Vice-President

First term: September 2023-2024

Term of office as Trustee

September 2023-2024

Term of office on Council

March 2018–2025


Guys and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust, London


Dr Claire Shannon qualified from Guys Hospital Medical School in 1987 and trained in anaesthesia in London, undertaking a fellowship in paediatric anaesthesia and PICM at GOSH. She was appointed as consultant at Guys and St Thomas Hospital in 1997. Her areas of interest within anaesthesia are paediatric cardiac and ENT.

She was clinical lead for paediatrics and theatres during the development of Evelina London, and has been involved in postgraduate education throughout the whole of her consultant career as college tutor, TPD, RA and Lead RA and 11 years as FRCA examiner.

She was Associate Dean for London Deanery in 2008,  Head of London Specialty School of Anaesthesia and ICM 2015-2020, co -chair of the Academy Board, Chair of the ICM STC and chaired ARCP panels. Her focus was also on developing leadership opportunities setting up leadership and transformation fellowships with Deloittes and CASS business school where she was medical director of the Executive Medical Management Leadership Masters degree.

Claire is involved in:

  • Anaesthesia Related Professionals Committee (Chair)

  • AA faculty development

  • Anaesthetists in Training

  • Training committee

  • Nominations Committee (Chair)

  • Lay Committee

  • Education Training Events Board (Deputy Chair)

  • NCEPOD study: Transition from child to adult services

She believes anaesthetists need to work with others to develop and protect the medical workforce and maintain standards of care for patients. Claire welcomes a chance to represent clinical anaesthetists on Council and strive to make things better for all.

Register of interests

  • Association of Anaesthetists member
  • Association of Paediatric Anaesthesia
  • BMA member
  • Member of Anaesthetic Group Practice, London.