Critical Care and Anaesthetics

Patient care in Critical Care and Anaesthetics.


Our Clinical Academic Group (CAG) provides a children and adults allergy and immunology service; diagnostic, treatment and continuing care services for respiratory disorders such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, pneumonia, and tuberculosis; and critical care services.  

Read the latest news from our Critical Care and Anaesthetics CAG.

We have world class specialist clinics in interstitial lung disease, sleep, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. The CAG also specialise in the management of complex cancer pain and work closely with St Christopher’s Hospice in south London.

Our CAG collaborates closely with others, including Child Health, Medicine, Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia, and Cancer.


We are the lead provider for Specialist Registrar training in respiratory medicine in south London, and we are developing a new structure for undergraduate medical training with cardiology. We have several innovative training pathways for healthcare professionals such as anaesthetic practitioners, extended-role practitioners and day-stay theatre practitioners.

We have five PhD studentships, and are training 25 PhD students. We have three Medical Research Council/Wellcome Clinical Training Fellowships and two Wellcome Intermediate Fellows.


The CAG have built up a strong cadre of researchers including nurses and allied health professionals and established a mentorship and appraisal system for new researchers. We have recruited into 13 Comprehensive Local Research Networks (CLRN) studies across all King’s Health Partner sites with funding of £367,366. We have also received grants of around £11 million in critical care and anaesthetics, asthma, allergy and lung biology. Our CAG has a Therapies Research Group with a research database across King’s Health Partners.

Innovations and achievements

  • Read about how our clinical academic collaborations are improving the lives of our patients in Innovation Impact Stories
  • See 70 examples of key achievements from across our partnership in our CAGraphics booklet.
Our key ambitions include establishing strong links with basic scientists and research facilities within King’s Health Partners, to establish a fully operational tissue bank, and to improve Comprehensive Local Research Networks (CLRN) funding.
Dr Richard Beale

Critical Care and Anaesthetics CAG Leader

Dr Richard Beale, Consultant Intensivist and Associate Medical Director; Prof of Intensive Care Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.