Updated: Feb 17, 2021
Dr Nuala Lucas is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Northwick Park Hospital. Her major interest is obstetric anaesthesia. She has served as Honorary Secretary of the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association and is Chair of their Education Sub-committee. Nuala is the anaesthetic co-lead for the UK Confidential Maternal Death Enquiries (MBRRACE-UK). She is a senior editor board of the International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia. She was the sole anaesthetic member of the guideline development groups for the National Institute of Health & Care Excellence guidelines for Caesarean section (2011), Intraprtum care (2014) and Twins (2019).
Her research interests include complications of obstetric anaesthesia. She is a co-investigator on the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) study of high regional block in obstetrics, and the Direct REporting of Awareness in MaternitY patients (DREAMY) project – a prospective evaluation of accidental awareness in obstetric general anaesthesia. She was awarded the Featherstone Professorship in 2020. She was also awarded an MBE for services to Anaesthesia during
Dr Nuala Lucas will be speaking at the RA-UK 2021 ASM!