Welcome to the RF Anaesthesia Website

This website is aimed at RF Anaesthesia Consultants and Trainees, Trainees rotating to the department, medical students undertaking Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care module and all other RF healthcare professionals who are interested or would like to join us in our QI and research activities.


Team Anaesthesia


The Royal Free Anaesthesia department provides excellent training opportunities in the heart of Hampstead Heath. The department caters to a wide range of specialist surgery, including:

  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Complex Vascular surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Renal and Urology surgery
  • Renal transplantation
  • Breast surgery
  • Complex Plastic surgery
  • Trauma & Orthopedics
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Interventional radiology and PCI

The operating theatre suite, consists of sixteen main operating theatres, three day surgery theatres and two obstetric theatres, additional to endoscopy and interventional radiology suites.

The department works closely with a 34-bedded Intensive Care Unit.

Our obstetric unit handles approximately 3000 deliveries per year.

Our department offers interventional pain management & acute and chronic pain management.



Facts and Figures


60 Consultants

10 Core Trainees

23 Specialist Trainees

5 HPB and Liver Transplant Anaesthesia Fellows

3 Vascular Anaesthesia Fellows

1 Perioperative Medicine Fellow

1 Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellow

1 Regional Anaesthesia Fellow

1 Pain Medicine Fellow

1 Simulation in Healthcare Fellow

150 Medical students rotating through the department annually