Anaesthesia 2019 | The Future of Anaesthesia podcast

Recorded on 20 May 2019

How will the profession evolve as the years pass? Change is inevitable and the direction of change is becoming clearer but how will we adapt to the new roles and requirements we can see coming towards us in the near future? Will Anaesthetists be able to tackle the leadership role which many expect to become commonplace?

Also, what is the “technological singularity”? Should we be concerned about it? Finally, some thoughts on what it really means to work in healthcare, how are we different to the super computers we imagine doing our work in years to come?

Presented by Joff Lacey with Mike Swart, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Torbay Hospital and advisor to the UK Department of Health for the Enhanced Recovery Programme.

Recorded by TopMed Talk

Dr 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

Dr Mike Swart
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Torbay Hospital and RCoA National Clinical Lead for Perioperative Medicine

Mike Swart trained at University College London and undertook anaesthesia and critical care training in Oxford, Cardiff and Cambridge. For the last 18 years, he has worked as a consultant in anaesthesia and critical care medicine at Torbay Hospital in Devon. Michael was previously the medical lead for the Peninsula Critical Care Network and department of health advisor for anaesthesia to the Enhanced Recovery Programme. Mike is the RCoA’s national clinical lead (joint) for perioperative medicine.