Professional background

Dr Sally Wilson (BSc, MBBS, FRCA, FFICM)
Consultant in neuroanaesthesia  & neurocritical care
Deputy clinical director for Queen Square division
Neuroanaesthetsia & neurocritical care fellowship programme director.

I work clinically within the department of neuroanaesthesia and neurocritical care at Queen Square working predominately to provide anaesthesia for intracranial surgery; including neuro-oncology, neurovascular surgery and skull base surgery. I also run a service offering general anaesthesia and sedation for those who need an MRI scan. I am one of the four consultant anaesthetists who run the surgical  neurocritical care unit and high dependency unit.

As deputy clinical director for Queen Square division I am responsible for all aspects of quality and clinical governance. I work to achieve  high standards of care across the division and have created an environment where our patients and their carers are central to all that we do.

I also chair the UCLH clinical effectiveness sub-group.

Clinical interests:

  • Neuroanaesthesia
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Anaesthesia for MRI
  • Bereavement clinic
  • Neurocritical care
  • Quality and clinical governance.

Research interests

  • Neuroanaesthesia
  • Neurocritical care quality
  • Clinical governance


AM Luoma, SR Wilson. Clinical risk management for anaesthetists. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain 2014; doi: 10.1093/bjaceaccp/mku003

C Moss, SR Wilson. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage and Anaesthesia.  Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine 2014.15;4
MJ White, J Thornton, DJ Hawkes, DLG Hill, ND Kitchen, L Mancini, AWMcEvoy, R Razavi, SR Wilson, T Yousry, SF Keevil. Design, Operation and Safety of Single –Room Interventional MRI Suites: Practical Experience from two Centres. . Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2014

U Reddy, MJ White, SR Wilson. Anaesthesia for magnetic resonance imaging. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain 2012; doi:10.1093

Needleman IG, Hirsch NP, Leemans M, Moles DR, Wilson M, Ready DR, Ismail S, Ciric L, Shaw MJ, Smith M, Garner A, Wilson SR. Randomised controlled trial of tooth brushing to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia pathogens and dental plaque in a critical care unit. J Clin Peridontol 2011 Mar;38(3);246-52

C Moss SR Wilson. Is the patient pregnant-WHO Cares? J Neurosurg Anaesthesiol 2011;23(4):462
Gregory T, Wilson SR. Anaesthesia for Neurosurgery. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine 2010; 11: 363-365

Farling PA, Flynn PA, Darwent G, De Wilde J, Grainger D, King S, McBrien ME, Menon DK, Ridgway JP, Sury M, Thornton J, Wilson SR. Safety in magnetic resonance units:an update. Association of  Anaesthetists of  Great Britain and IrelandAnaesthesia 2010; 65(7): 766-70