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Major Oncological / High risk surgery at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

12 month post


This fellowship is aimed at more senior anaesthetic trainees interested in the perioperative management of high-risk patients and those undergoing major oncological surgery within a tertiary-referral unit with a number of surgical specialities.

The day-to-day work is based around a one-in-eight on-call rota covering either emergency theatre or obstetrics. Routine work is concentrated on specific lists involving major oncological procedures or high-risk patients including oesophagectomies, major open gynaecology surgery, robotic-assisted urological surgery and major general surgery. At your request you can be allocated to specific lists or specialities and, most often, take priority over other trainees for these lists. You are offered the opportunity to attend high-risk pre-assessment clinics.

Time is also allocated for non-clinical work with an aim to undertaking research or other projects within the department. The time allocated for this is variable base-upon your own needs and clinical responsibilities. It is unusual to be re-allocated for service provision. There is also the opportunity to undertake lists in breast, maxillo-facial, ENT and orthopaedic surgery with alongside occasional procedures in radiology and brachytherapy units.


Contact: Dr Chris Jones
Email: chrisjones9@nhs.net

Applications are made through NHSjobs


Trainee feedback:   

"A wide-ranging and extremely rewarding fellowship in a very friendly anaesthetic department. Although the Royal Surrey is a District General Hospital many of the surgical specialities offer tertiary services and thus attract cases often otherwise found in a teaching hospital. You are encouraged to gain as much as you can early on from the fellowship and will be guided by experienced"

What experiences did you gain?
"Peri-operative management of patients undergoing major oncological surgery. Special considerations for high-risk patients or procedures. Specific anaesthetic management for procedures such as oesophagectomy or liver resection. Pre-assessment of high-risk patients including discussions of suitability of surgery and pre-optimisation"

Would you recommend this fellowship?: 
"Definitely. Fantastic experience"