Centre for Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine


Dr Ramai Santhirapala FRCA FFICM FHEA

Consultant in Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine Lead, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London

Clinical Lead, Choosing Wisely UK


Medical Education

Shared decision making and patient centred care

Faculty, UCL Masters Programme in Perioperative Medicine

Selected Publications

R Santhirapala, R Moonesinghe. Primum Non Nocere: Is Shared Decision Making the Answer? Perioperative Medicine 2016; 5:16

D Blackwood, R Santhirapala, D Walker, M Mythen. End of life decision planning in the perioperative setting: the elephant in the room? British Journal of Anaesthesia 2015;115 (5): 648-650

Moonesinghe SRWalker EMBell MSNAP-1 Investigator Group and Collaborators. Design and methodology of SNAP-1: a Sprint National Anaesthesia Project to measure patient reported outcome after anaesthesia. Perioperative Medicine 2015;4(4):ePub

R Santhirapala, D Walker. "Mirrors to Windows: Developing a Masters Programme in Perioperative Medicine. Royal College of Anaesthetists Bulletin 2015. 91:26-28

A. Doyle, R. Santhirapala, J. Stimpson, P. Young, J. Carter. A comparison of two epidural catheter connectors. International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia 2011; 20: 34-37

A Doyle, R Santhirapala, M Crowe, M Blunt, PJ Young. The pressure exerted on the tracheal wall by two endotracheal tube cuffs: A prospective observational bench-top, clinical and radiological study. BMC Anesthesiol. 2010;10:10-21

R Santhirapala, JJ Carter, PJ Young. Safer Arterial Access: Preventing Accidental Arterial Injection.  MDT Oct 2009.20(6):36-7

Links http://www.ucl.ac.uk/anaesthesia/education/perioperativemedicine
Contact ramais@doctors.org.uk