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Tom Sams


Consultant in Anaesthetics

Based at

The Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital

Year qualified

2004, University of Sheffield

Professional qualifications

  • MBChB
  • MRCP
  • FRCA
  • FICM

Treatment and procedures

Anaesthesia for all surgical specialties within Cumbria
Trained in critical care echocardiography

Clinical Interests / specialist areas

Intensive care and anaesthesia, interest in quality improvement

Professional membership

  • Royal College of Anaesthetics
  • Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
  • Intensive Care Society


  • A comparison of loads developed during laryngoscopy in airway manikins and humans - Wansbeck, February 2010
  • Introduction of real-time, mandatory recording of quality indicator data in anaesthesia recovery and regular feedback using statistical process control: the effect on clinician performance and management - Anaesthesia SPC Study, Freeman, May 2014




  • Sandrasegaram N, Mowat S, Sams TE, Boss L. Mentoring GAT 2014. Anaesthesia News October 2014. 327: 10-11
  • Sams TE, Mowat S, Dickson CF. Northern deanery primary FRCA trainee survey – listening to trainees really does work. Anaesthesia June 2014. 69 s3:1-133
  • Sams TE, Saunders DI, Wright SE. Development of a set of patient-centred quality indicators for routine collection within an electronic patient record system and regular feedback to consultant anaesthetists. Anaesthesia January 2014. 69 s2:1-55
  • Sams TE, Dickson CF. Northern Deanery trainee survey. Anaesthesia April 2013. 68:987-993
  • Sams TE, Lowes A, Thompson R, Duggan J. A Comparison of loads developed during laryngoscopy in airway manikins and humans. BJA Proceedings of ARS April 2010 521P