Craig Bailey

Consultant anaesthetist


Craig Bailey has been a consultant anaesthetist at Guy's and St Thomas' hospital since 1995. He is chair of the safety committee at the Association of Anaesthetists and is an elected council and board member. He is an editor of the journal Anaesthesia.

His fixed sessional commitments involve:

  • two sessions of lower gastrointestinal surgery for cancer: all types of lower bowel cancer surgery are performed
  • one session of oro-facio-maxillary day case anaesthesia: the types of patients anaesthetised on these operating lists range from straightforward wisdom teeth extractions to temporomandibular joint problems
  • one session of anaesthesia for thoracic surgery: for any patient with chest disease, ranging from benign lump excision to pneumonectomy
  • two sessions of anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery: mainly for shoulder surgery and includes regional nerve blocks

Craig has a certificate in teaching from South Bank University, and was previously an examiner for the final fellowship of the royal college of anaesthetists (FRCA) examination for 12 years. Craig is an educational supervisor for both undergraduates and postgraduates and is a trained appraiser. He was previously college tutor, programme director and head of the South Eastern School of Anaesthesia.

Education and training

  • Fellowship of the royal college of anaesthetists (FRCA) - royal college of anaesthetists (1991)
  • Diploma in anaesthetics - royal college of anaesthetists (1988)
  • Membership of the royal college of phsycians (MRCP) part 1 - London University (1986) 
  • Bachelor in medicine, bachelor in surgery (MBBS) - parts 6-8, Westminster Medical School, London (1981 - 1985) 
  • Bachelor in medicine, bachelor in surgery (MBBS) - parts 1-5, University College, London (1979 - 1981)


Craig has more than 50 publications, including a book and nine book chapters. His h-index is 13 and he has been cited more than 600 times.

Last updated: February 2023

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