Major Surgery, Peri-op medicine and research at Royal Marsden

6 month post (extendable to 12 months)


The trainee would be expected to have two sessions per week in high-risk pre-assessment clinics, including training in CPET, a minimum of one major cancer surgery list per week, and an additional on-call commitment based in Chelsea or Sutton, with some dedicated academic time to pursue relevant projects.  Theatre experience will include major surgery cases, including Sarcoma, Urology, Gynae-oncology and Gastrointestinal and a large number of TIVA anaesthesia cases.

Average 48-hour week with approximately 80% clinical commitment and 20% academic commitment.

The trainee would also have the opportunity to be involved in recruitment and consent to all ongoing multi-centre trials, including 'Preoperative intravenous iron to treat anaemia in major surgery' (PREVENTT), 'Prevention of Insufficiency after Surgical Management' (PRISM), the BALANCED anaesthesia study and the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP).

The post-holder will be encouraged to pursue a Diploma in Perioperative Medicine (University College London), should they so wish. Financial support will be available.

Supervisors: Dr Ramanathan Kasivisvanathan & Dr Shaman Jhanji


Contact: Dr Susanna Walker

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