Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery


Bachelor of Science


Member of Royal College of Physicians


Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetist


Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Curriculum Vitae

Roger M Slater

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care

I qualified (MB ChB) from Manchester Medical School in 1979 having obtained a degree in medical science from St Andrews University in Scotland in 1976.

I am a member of the Royal College of Physicians, a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. In 1988 I worked as Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology in the University of Iowa Hospitals USA.

I have been a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care since 1989.

My 27 years’ consultant anaesthetic and intensive care experience has been in the University of Nottingham and Manchester University Hospitals and currently at the Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust. I am currently the lead clinician in Intensive Care at the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

I have published 40 scientific papers and written a book chapter in ophthalmic anaesthesia.

I have undertaken expert witness work since 2005.

Email: rogermslater@btinternet.com

G.M.C. reg. no: 2493031


  • MBChB BSc 1979 (St Andrews & Manchester).
  • Member Royal College of Physicians (UK) 1982.
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (London)1984.
  • Foundation Fellowship of Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine 2011.
  • Institute of Health Services Management: Certificate in Managing Health Services 1993.
  • UK Register of Expert Witnesses.
  • Accredited Mediator Training: London School of Mediation January 2012.
  • Cardiff University Law School (CUBS) Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate September 2015.

1966 - 1973 Manchester Grammar School
1973 - 1976 St Andrews University
1976 - 1979 Manchester Medical School

Present Post

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Princess Royal Hospital
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Apley Castle, Telford TF1 6TF

Previous Posts

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Central Manchester Healthcare NHS Trust
January 1993 – June 2013.

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
University Hospital, Nottingham

Senior Registrar in Anaesthesia
North Western Regional Rotation

Visiting Assistant Professor in Anesthesia
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa, USA

Managerial and Administrative Roles

Associate Director Clinical Scientific Services (MRI) 2009-2013
Clinical Director Anaesthesia, Theatres (MRI), CSSD September 2002 – 7

National Roles

Clinical Advisor (Anaesthesia) to National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD):
Deaths following sedation for endoscopy Study (Scoping our Practice): 2003-4
Deaths in Acute Hospitals Study: 2008-9
CESAR trial local hospital co-ordinator Manchester Royal Infirmary 2005-8
Council member British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society 2007-2013. Conference organiser BOAS Annual Scientific Conference 2009 Manchester, UK


  1. The use of a remifentanil infusion and elective tracheostomy to avoid ventilation in a patient with tetanus. Redshaw C, Slater R. Journal of the Intensive Care Society. 161-3. Vol 15, 2, April 2014.
  2. Length of Stay following major orbital surgery. Stevens AP, Saha K, Slater RM. Ophthalmic Anaesthesia. 2012. 15-19.
  3. Fire Risk during eye surgery. Saha K, Ataullah S, Slater R. Anaesthesia. 2010 Oct; 65(10) 1046-7
  4. An unusual contraindication to the use of non-invasive ventilation in A & E. Siddiqui FM, Felton T, Stevens A, Slater R. Emergency Medicine Journal, 2010. Jun:26.
  5. Tourniquet use during total knee replacement in a Jehovah’s Witness with sickle cell trait: a case report. Siddiqui FM, Slater RM, Razzaq I, Atkinson M, Ryan K. European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2010. Jun; 27(6):581-2
  6. Kennedy’s disease and post-operative complications. Siddiqui F, Slater R, Tandon P. European Journal of Anaesthesiology, Sep 2009: 26(9)803-4
  7. Life threatening hyperkalemia following cocaine ingestion:a case report. Faisal Siddiqui, Roger Slater, Sara Ashraf: Cases Journal 30 July 2009. 2:7355
  8. Slater R, Bhatia K. Cannot ventilate, difficult to intubate. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2007;24:377-379
  9. Stannard, L. Slater, R. M. Leatherbarrow, B. Orbital decompression surgery for thyroid eye disease: implications for anaesthesia. European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2006 0301 23(3) pgs: 183 – 189
  10. Mokashi A. Leatherbarrow B. Kincey J. Slater R. Hillier V. Mayer S. Patient communication during cataract surgery. Eye. 18(2):147-51, 2004 Feb.
  11. Slater RM. Shaw J. Adverse events following NPSA guidelines. Anaesthesia. 58(8):817, 2003 Aug.
  12. Lam S. Slater RM. Total intravenous anaesthesia for oculoplastic surgery in a patient with myasthenia gravis without high-dependency care Anaesthesia. 58(7):720-1, 2003 July.
  13. Slater RM. Cooper J. The Big Mac test. Anaesthesia. 57(8):838, 2002 Aug.
  14. Stannard L. Slater R.M. Leatherbarrow B. Anaesthesia for surgical decompression of the orbit in severe thyroid orbitopathy. Anaesthesia. May 2003. 58. 5. 504-505.
  15. Kincey J, Pratt D, Slater R M, Dixon M. A survey of patterns and sources of stress among medical and nursing staff in an intensive care unit setting. Care of the Critically Ill. June 2003. 19(3) 83-87.
  16. Kincey J,Bhatnagar M, Biswas S, Leatherbarrow B, Rhatigan M, Hillier V, Slater R Psychological effects of sedation in oculoplastic surgery. Psychology, Health and Medicine. 2001. 6(3) 277-282
  17. Greer, R., Ruparelia, P., Smith, R., Slater, R. M., & Dawson, S. (2001, September). The application of the early warning score system to a high dependency unit. In INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE (Vol. 27, pp. S174-S174).
  18. Biswas S; Bhatnagar M; Rhatigan M; Kincey J; Slater R; Leatherbarrow B. Eye 1999 Aug;13 ( Pt 4):537-40. Low-dose midazolam infusion for oculoplastic surgery under local anesthesia.
  19. Waterman H; Leatherbarrow B; Slater R; Waterman C . J Adv Nurs 1999 Mar;29(3):690-6. Post-operative pain, nausea and vomiting: qualitative perspectives from telephone interviews.
  20. Waterman H; Slater R; Leatherbarrow B; Waterman C; Hillier V. Eur J Anaesthesiol 1998 Sep;15(5):590-4. Post-operative nausea and vomiting following orbital hydroxyapatite implant surgery.
  21. Waterman H; Leatherbarrow B; Slater R; Waterman C; Hillier V. Eye 1998;12 996-1000. The hydroxyapatite orbital implant: post-operative pain.
  22. Letheren MJ; Parry N; Slater RM. Eur J Anaesthesiol 1997 Jul;14(4):464-6. A complication of percutaneous tracheostomy whilst using the Combitube for airway control.
  23. Denton R; Slater R. Eur J Anaesthesiol 1997 Jul;14(4):347-9. Just how benign is renal dopamine? [editorial]
  24. Smith AF; Vallance H; Slater RM. BMJ 1997 May 17;314(7092):1486. Shorter preoperative fluid fasts reduce postoperative emesis.
  25. Hammond J, O’Keefe N, Slater R. Clin Intensive Care. 1994. 5(2) 94. Mixed venous oxygen saturation as a measure of the adequacy of jet ventilation.
  26. Lamb JM, Murty GE, Slater RM, Aitkenhead AR. Br J Anaesth. 1993.70. 478-479. Postoperative Laryngeal Function Assessed by Tussometry.
  27. Slater RM; Symreng T; Ping ST; Starr J; Tatman D. J Clin Anesth 1992 Nov-Dec;4(6):462-7. The effect of respiratory alkalosis on oxygen consumption in anesthetized patients.
  28. Slater RM; From RP; Sum Ping JS; Pank JR. Eur J Anaesthesiol 1991 Jul;8(4):281-6. Changes in plasma potassium and neuromuscular blockade following suxamethonium in patients pre-treated with terbutaline.
  29. Slater RM; Pollard BJ; Young TM; Hunt LP. Postgrad Med J 1990 Jul;66(777):539-42. An evaluation of combining thiopentone and etomidate for the induction of anaesthesia.
  30. Pathak D; Slater RM; Ping SS; From RP. J Clin Anesth 1990 Mar-Apr;2(2):81-5.Effects of alfentanil and lidocaine on the hemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation.
  31. Slater RM; Wilcox FL; Smith WD; Maresh MJ. Lancet 1989 Nov 18;2(8673):1224-5. Phenytoin in pre-eclampsia
  32. Edwards JD; Brown GC; Nightingale P; Slater RM; Faragher EB. Crit Care Med 1989 Nov;17(11):1098-103.Use of survivors' cardiorespiratory values as therapeutic goals in septic shock.
  33. Gray HS; Slater RM; Pollard BJ.Anaesthesia 1989 May;44(5):379-81. The effect of acutely administered phenytoin on vecuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade.
  34. Davies GG; Slater RM. J Clin Anesth 1989;1(3):236-9. Selective spinal analgesia for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
  35. From RP, Slater RM, Sum Ping ST, Mehta MP, Pank JR. Anesthesiology 71:3A:A97. September 1989. Effect of adrenoceptor stimulation on serum potassium concentration following succinylcholine.
  36. From RP, Slater RM, Sum Ping ST, Choi WW, Pank JR. Anesthesiology 71:3A:A884. September 1989. Onset and recovery of succinylcholine induced neuromuscular blockade in patients receiving terbutaline.
  37. Slater RM. Anaesthesia 1988 Jun;43(6):510. Estimating the train-of-four ratio: an inexpensive alternative
  38. Slater RM; Pollard BJ; Doran BR. Anaesthesia 1988 Mar;43(3):250-1. Prolonged neuromuscular blockade with vecuronium in renal failure
  39. Slater RM; Wilcox FL; Smith WD; Donnai P; Patrick J; Richardson T; Mawer GE; D'Souza SW; Anderton JM. Lancet 1987 Jun 20;1(8547):1417-21. Phenytoin infusion in severe pre-eclampsia.
  40. Slater RM; McLaren ID. Br J Anaesth 1987 May;59(5):602-5. Effect of salbutamol and suxamethonium on the plasma potassium concentration.
  41. Slater RM; Bowles BJ; Pumphrey RS. Anaesthesia 1985 Jul;40(7):655-6. Anaphylactoid reaction to oxytocin in pregnancy.

Book Chapters

Handbook of Clinical Anaesthesia, 3rd edition 2011: Section 11: Ophthalmic Surgery (7 chapters) 341-358; Roger M Slater

Membership of Learned Societies

Association of Anaesthetists
Intensive Care Society
Royal College of Anaesthetists
UK Register of Expert Witnesses