Dr. Abhay Vaidya

Small Group Teaching/PBL Facilitator

School of Medicine

Harrington Building, HA119

Subject Areas: Medicine

Dr Abhay Vaidya has nearly 30 years of experience in teaching medical undergraduates, postgraduates as well as other allied healthcare professionals in the UK and overseas. Dr Vaidya has also been an examiner for the UK undergraduate and postgraduate medical examinations. Amongst other things, he has been a GMC Associate since 2005 and has several publications in peer reviewed journals to his credit.

Full Profile

Dr Vaidya studied medicine in the Goa Medical College, one of the oldest medical schools in India. He practised as a consultant anaesthetist in India, the Gulf and the UK. Throughout his career, Dr Vaidya has been actively involved in the training and teaching of medical as well as allied healthcare workers.

Over these years, Dr Vaidya has held several teaching and non teaching posts. Since 2005, he has been a General Medical Council (GMC) associate and is currently member of the GMC’s Registration Appeals Panel. He is also a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for ICMRCS Examinations in the UK and overseas.

Past experience of Dr Vaidya includes

  • Fitness To Practise Panel Member, Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS)/GMC 2005 – 2014
  • Senior Honorary Associate Lecturer, Edge Hill University, April 2011 – March 2013
  • Honorary Research Fellow, University of Bolton, June 2007 – June 2014
  • OSCE Examiner, MBChB Examinations, University of Manchester, 2005 - 2010
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) Tutor, MBChB course, University of Manchester, 2002 - 2010
  • Communication skills tutor MBChB course, University of Manchester, 2009 – 2010

Dr Vaidya holds following qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Statistics for Clinical Trials, University of Central Lancashire 2002
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) 1995
  • Diploma in Anaesthetics (DA), the Royal College of Anaesthetists 1993
  • Post Doctoral Certificate (Fellowship) in Cardiovascular thoracic and Neurosurgical Anaesthesia, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India 1989
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD Anaesthesia), University of Bombay, India 1988
  • Diploma in Anaesthesiology (DA), University of Bombay, India 1984 (2nd rank)
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Bombay, India 1982

Dr Vaidya has several publications in the peer-reviewed journals and has many poster/oral presentations at several national and international conferences. He is also involved in teaching of overseas and asylum seeking doctors.

Dr Vaidya is a member of the following...

  • General Medical Council
  • The Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Indian Society of Anaesthetists
Teaching activities and responsibilities 

Facilitating learning in several areas of the year 1 medical course.

External Affiliations and Roles

  • ICMRCS Examiners, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2005 – till date
  • Associate (Certification Appeals Panel), General Medical Council, 2005 – till date
  • Honorary Visiting Senior Lecturer, University of Bolton, June 2014 – till date


1. In Practice. Professor Ramesh Gupta, Dr Abhay Vaidya, Professor Robert Compbell, Dr Asha Gupta, Professor Satyan Rajbhandari; Perspectives in Public Health l November 2011 Vol 131 No 6; 250.

2. Clinical Competence. Dr Abhay Vaidya SEA (UK) Newsletter, Summer 2011 issue, page 11.

3. Health mela: a novel way of health promotion Romesh Gupta, Abhay Vaidya, Robert Campbell, Abha Gupta and Satyan Rajbhandari; British Journal of Healthcare Management 2011 Vol 17 No 4; 165-7.

4. A novel technique for fixation of epidural catheters. Hany Shawkat, Dr Abhay Vaidya, Sr Karen Williams; Out of the blue E-letters, British Journal of Anaesthesia 11 January 2010 Online ISSN 1471-6771 - Print ISSN 0007-0912.