Dr Craig Bailey FRCA has been a consultant anaesthetist at our hospital since 1995. He has a specialist interest in paediatric cardiac (children's heart) anaesthesia.
His fixed sessional commitments involve:
- 3 sessions of paediatric cardiac anaesthesia: all types of congenital cardiac disease are corrected by 2 surgeons at Guy's, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome and tetralogy of Fallot
- 1 session of oro-facio-maxillary anaesthesia: the types of patients anaesthetised on these operating lists range from straightforward wisdom teeth extractions to complex head and neck dissections
- 1 session of anaesthesia for breast surgery: for any patient with breast disease, ranging from breast lump excision to mastectomy and lymphatic clearance
- 2 sessions of anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery: mainly for knee surgery and includes regional nerve blocks
Craig is currently an educational supervisor. He has a Certificate in Teaching from South Bank University, and is an examiner for the final FRCA examination. He develops and improves short answer questions (SAQs) for the examination and has conducted guidance interviews for failed candidates.
Craig is a clinical tutor for a group of 23 undergraduates in years 3, 4 and 5. This involves supporting the students through their undergraduate training and meeting with them on a regular basis. Craig also teaches clinical anaesthesia once a week to final year dental students.
Craig was College Tutor, Programme Director and Head of the South Eastern School of Anaesthesia from 1999 to 2008.
He has visited Sri Lanka for the last 5 years as a key member of a team of doctors and nurses mercy missions, operating on children with heart problems and teaching the local team new techniques.