Dr Felicity Plaat

Dr Felicity Plaat
Elected Council Member and Clinical Quality Advisor



Term of office on Council

March 2019–2025


Queen Charlotte's and Hammersmith Hospitals, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust


Dr Felicity Plaat qualified from the Middlesex Hospital in London in 1985 after a degree in Social and political sciences from Cambridge University. She trained in anaesthesia in London and was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist at Imperial College NHS Trust based at Queen Charlotte’s & Hammersmith Hospitals in 1997. Her specialist areas are obstetric anaesthesia, medicolegal and ethical aspects of anaesthesia. Felicity is involved with multidisciplinary team-based training in the UK,  in resource poor countries and conflict zones. Currently her focus is on multidisciplinary management of critical illness and trauma in pregnancy.  

Felicity is a past Membership Secretary of the Association of Anaesthetists and is the current President of the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association. She is also a member of the editorial board of BJA Education and the International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia.

Register of Interests

  • Medicolegal work
  • President, Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (2017–2020)
  • Anaesthetic Assessor, MBRRACE-UK: Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK (a national maternal mortality audit)
  • Council member, Anaesthetics Section, Royal Society of Medicine
  • Member of editorial board/reviewer for the International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia
  • Medical Advisory Panel Member, Baby Lifeline (charity)
  • Member of the working party of MOET (ALSG obstetric life support and trauma course)
  • NICE member of expert advisors' panel