RCoA Maurice P Hudson Prize

The Maurice P Hudson Prize is awarded for the best paper by an anaesthetic trainee on the subject of resuscitation or the management of acutely ill patients published, or accepted for publication, in a peer reviewed journal. Details of successful applicants can be found below:

Previous Prize Winners


Dr Shaun May
Article: Acquired loss of cardiac vagal activity is associated with myocardial injury in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: prospective observational mechanistic cohort study published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2019.08.003

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Dr Vasileios Zochios
Article: The effect of high-flow nasal oxygen on hospital length of stay in cardiac surgical patients at high-risk for respiratory complications: a randomised controlled trial published in Anaesthesia 2018, doi:10.1111/anae.14345

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Dr Michael Charlesworth
Article: An observational study of critical care physicians' assessment and decision-making practices in response to patient referrals published in Anaesthesia (2017) 72: 80-92.

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Dr Annemarie Docherty
Article: The impact of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies on patient outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease excluding those undergoing cardiac surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis published in BMJ (2016) 352:i1351

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Major David Hunt
Article: Transfer of the critically ill adult patient published in Surgery (2015) 33(4): 153-157


Dr Joyce Yeung
Article: Factors affecting team leadership skills and their relationship with quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation published in Critical Care Medicine (2012), 40, No. 9.


Dr Tariq Husain
Article: Strategies to prevent airway complications: a survey of adult intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand published in British Journal of Anaesthesia 108 (5): 800-6 (2012)


Dr Andrew Conway Morris
Article: Reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care: impact of implementing a care bundle published in Critical Care Medicine 2011, 39, No. 10.


Dr Fiona Kelly
Article: The Effect of Mild Induced Hypothermia on the Myocardium, published in the journal Anaesthesia, 2010, 65.


Dr Lesley Green
Article: Can't intubate, can't ventilate! A survey of knowledge skills in a large teaching hospital, published in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 2009, 26.


Dr J Rechner
Article: A comparison of the laryngeal mask airway with facemask and oropharyngeal airway for manual ventilation by critical care nurses in children, published in the journal Anaesthesia. 2007, 62.