Intensive and critical care

The clinical lead for the intensive and critical care workstream was appointed on 18th July 2017 and endorsed by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The workstream is managed by Caroline Beadle. (

You can read more about the appointment of clinical leads here.

Clinical Lead: Dr Anna Batchelor

Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Chair of the Critical Care Leadership Forum.

Dr Batchelor is an anaesthetist and intensivist in Newcastle. Her anaesthetic interests include patients for endocrine, gastro-intestinal and burns, and reconstructive surgery. She was the Past President of the Intensive Care Society (2005 to 2007), and Past Dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (ICM). She is currently a member of the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Batchelor said: “I am really excited to be working with the GIRFT team. I think we are already a long way down the road of GIRFT in ICM but there is always more to do. I look forward to working with colleagues in units around the country and those in other ‘sharp end’ specialties to make things more efficient, effective and better for our patients.

Project Manager: Caroline Beadle