Anaesthesia 2018 podcast | Outcomes, universal healthcare and the goals of the RCoA

Recorded on the 22nd May 2018

Recorded live at The British Museum in London this piece contains a lot of discussion about the NHS; how does it rank in terms of outcomes? What does the offer of universal healthcare mean in terms of that? How does it compare to the way things are done in America and around the world?

The team then discuss the shared goals and huge crossover which exists between perioperative practitioners and The Royal College of Anaesthetists. Particular focus is given to the challenge of public health overall.

Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen and Joff Lacey after the first session, on the first day, of the annual meeting of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Recorded by TopMed Talk 

Desiree Chappell

Board of Directors, American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER). A passionate ambassador of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Care. Desiree is the creator of the popular Roundtable perioperative care blog.

Joff Lacey
St George's Hospital, London

Joff (Jonathan) Lacey is a registrar in anaesthesia at St George's Hospital in London, and is currently undertaking a fellowship in Perioperative medicine at UCLH

Professor Monty Mythen
Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University College London London, UK

Professor Monty Mythen is the Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University College London and Adjunct Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Duke University, US. Monty is also the founding Director of Evidence-Based Perioperative Medicine International.