On this page you will be introduced to the leadership team behind the KSS School of Anaesthetics Intensive Care Programme. If you would like to contact the team below or the Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine Workforce Specialty Team, please visit the London and KSS Support Portal here.
Dr Mark Way, Head of School for KSS Anaesthetics & Intensive Care Medicine
I am the KSS/LaSE Anaesthetics and ICM Head of School since July 2022. Prior to HoS I was Higher TPD for Kent and Surrey since 2017 and College Tutor at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford from 2012 to 2017.
I graduated from University of Leicester Medical school in 1998, and underwent core anaesthetic training in the Leicestershire Deanery. I ventured into neonatology and general paediatrics on the South coast before re-joining Anaesthesia as a specialist Registrar in the Wessex Deanery. Whilst training in Wessex, I read for a Certificate and Diploma in Medical Education at the University of Winchester, before being appointed to a substantive consultant post at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford in 2008. I have now worked in 15 UK NHS hospitals.
As a consultant anaesthetist in Guildford, I have held the roles of Obstetric Anaesthesia Lead, Trust Leadership Champion and College Tutor, Higher TPD for KSS North, before taking on my current post of HoS for KSS Anaesthesia and ICM. My clinical interests are: obstetrics, head and neck cancer, regional anaesthesia, general and urological cancer, upper and lower limb orthopaedics and revision hip surgery.
Outside of medicine, I swim, I am a keen on and off-road cyclist, as well as a taxi service and annoying dad to two secondary school kids.
Dr Alice Myers, Training Programme Director
I am the TPD for ICM in KSS. I started in the role in October 2022 and prior to this was Faculty Tutor at East Surrey Hospital for 4 years. I have been a consultant in ICM and anaesthesia at ESH since 2017. I am also an examiner for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine, and an active mentor and local lead for our FUSIC heart programme.
I took on the ICM TPD role because I enjoy working with trainees and firmly believe that the future of ICM lies in developing quality training. For me, ICM is the most exciting career in medicine, bringing you into contact with almost all departments in the hospital and regularly testing your technical and non-technical skills. The challenges are many, but the rewards are great. My interest in training is evidenced by years of enthusiastically running journal club, organising local and regional training days, setting up exam focussed lecture series, and creating and running exam preparation courses (starting with the South London Anaesthetic Primary course in 2014, and developing into a range of EASY courses, see below). I regularly supervise trainees to complete projects and publish abstracts. We have supported over 20 trainees and nurses to present their work internationally over the last 5 years.
Clinically, my particular interests within critical care include difficult ventilation (lung protection, APRV, prone positioning) and echocardiography & haemodynamics. Within anaesthesia, I have an interest in major colorectal surgery.
I trained in St George’s, King’s College, Royal Free, St Mary’s, and several busy District General Hospitals in Surrey and South London including Croydon University Hospital and St Helier. I have published several peer reviewed articles and over 50 abstracts.
Prior to medicine, I studied English Literature and Language, specialising in heroism and warrior culture in Anglo-Saxon literature. I then spent 2 years working all over the world in my capacity as the Marketing Manager for a design graphics publishing company.
I love drawing, reading, gardening, walking, cats (who doesn’t), and playing the piano.
· Myers & Samuels, Clinical Cases in Critical Care (2022) ISBN-13 978-1119578901
· Round, Stradling & Myers, Paediatrics: Clinical Cases Uncovered (2008) ISBN-13 978-1405159845
EASY (East Surrey) Courses:
- Director for EASY FFICM (created in 2022)
- Director for EASY Final FRCA (created 2017)
- Director for EASY Primary FRCA (created 2021)
- Faculty for EASY FUSIC Heart course (since 2018)
I look forward to working with you and helping you progress through your ICM training. I am happy to be contacted at email@example.com