Dr Andrew Hall MA FRCP (Edin) FRCA FFICM
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Andrew graduated from Cambridge and University College London in 1989. He trained initially in general medicine in Ipswich. A subsequent post in neurology and neurosurgery at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, led to an interest in intensive care. He then trained in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in Leicester and Nottingham before returning to Leicester as a Lecturer/Honorary Senior Registrar.
Andrew was appointed as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 1998. His research interests in intensive care include the management of acute poisoning, airway reflexes, respiratory cilia function and reducing complications of central venous access.
In 2004 he joined the Sleep Disorders Medicine Service at Leicester General Hospital and in 2007 he became Head of Service for Sleep Disorders in Leicester, increasing his sleep clinic work and moving his anaesthetic and intensive care practice to Leicester General Hospital.
The Sleep Disorders Service in Leicester sees the full range of adult sleep problems. It is among the biggest in the UK with over 6000 CPAP users. Current research interests include metabolic aspects of OSA, associated inflammatory states and their overlap with type-2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. Andrew is currently involved in collaborative research with colleagues from Loughborough University and the University of Leicester.
Andrew was elected to the BSS Executive Committee in 2008 at our joint meeting with the ESRS in Glasgow. He has served as Honorary Secretary from 2008 to 2011 and has since become our Treasurer. He is also Co-Chairperson of the BSS Sleep Medicine Centre Accreditation Committee.