The RF Anaesthesia department offers several exciting clinical and academic fellowships, taking advantage of the broad spectrum of patients and expertise available at our major teaching hospital.
Fellows can train in:
Hepatobiliary & Pancreas and Liver Transplant Anaesthesia
This is an exciting post suitable for trainees looking to gain knowledge, experience and skills in POM. The objective of the Fellowship is to develop a clinician that intends to take on a consultant post with a significant commitment to perioperative medicine. A major focus of the fellowship is the non-clinical skills and knowledge that are expected of post-CCT anaesthetists.
The intention is that the Fellowship is multidisciplinary and will build on existing collaborations with clinicians from other specialties (including surgery, ICU, cardiology, respiratory), together with AHPs and nursing staff.
The post incorporates clinical aspects including major surgical & enhanced recovery lists, pre-assessment clinics & CPET, focussed post-op ward rounds.
Leadership & QI:
The post offers leadership, quality improvement and education/teaching opportunities, depending on Fellow's personal development objectives. All fellows undertake a QI project, supported by a consultant, and be given the opportunity to publish in a peer reviewed journal and/or present their work. In most cases, projects will use existing datasets or will have already been established by the time the fellow is in post, meaning that maximum gain can be made from their Fellowship. In return, fellows will be expected to ensure that a project is in place for their successors.
Weekly protected time is built in to the fellow’s job plan to enable them to undertake project and other non-clinical activity.
Hepatobiliary & Pancreas and Liver Transplant Anaesthesia
The Royal Free Hospital offers 6 or 12-monthly fellowships in HPB and Liver transplantation anaesthesia.
The objective of the Fellowship is to develop expertise in anaesthesia for complex major surgery to an advanced level and to undertake research projects. Time between clinical and research activities is split evenly.
The fellowship entails clinical work in anaesthesia for HPB surgery and liver transplantation, and research in peri-operative medicine.
The fellowship is led by Dr Nick Schoefield, and fellows are encouraged to take part in all portfolio studies, and also develop their own research interests. There is ample opportunity for presenting work at national and international meetings, as well as publishing work. There are also opportunities to extend the time spent in research to undertake higher degrees.
The Royal Free offers a 6 month clinical obstetric fellowship.
The aim of the fellowship is to develop expertise in delivering obstetric anaesthesia, in a labour ward with 3000 deliveries a year and a diverse patient population.
The fellow divides their clinical time between daily elective caesarean section lists and emergency cases, often with complex multiparous patients.
The patient population allows exposure and experience in the management of parturients with rare haematological disorders.
As a tertiary referral centre for major obstetric haemorrhage requiring interventional radiology the post offers the opportunity to gain knowledge in the management of these high risk cases.
Quality Improvement/Research Component:
The fellow helps to run the anaesthetic component of the Royal Free PROMPT course with Dr Lola Emmanuel-Kole, delivering both didactic lectures and running simulation scenarios.
The expectant mothers meeting that runs one evening a month is given by the fellow to women and their partners. This covers analgesia options in labour. The talk is attended by 20-50 people per month and is organised by Dr Daniel Soltanifar.
There are many opportunities to become involved in both teaching and quality improvement projects. The diverse patient population lends itself to publication opportunities, including case reports. Management exposure include involvement in monthly risk on labour ward forum and guideline meetings.
For more information and for the job description, please contact Dr Sally Harrison
The Royal Free Hospital offers 6-month fellowships in Regional Anaesthesia, commencing in August and February.
This is an exciting post suitable for trainees looking to master a wide range of regional anaesthesia techniques. Trainees will learn to develop specialist skills in sono-anatomy in our dedicated plastic trauma service that takes place seven days a week, as well as trauma and orthopaedics, renal vascular, gynaecology and breast reconstructive surgery. We continue to receive excellent feedback from our previous fellows, who develop extensive experience in providing anaesthesia and analgesia for upper, trunk, and lower limb surgery.
At the Royal Free Hospital we provide an enjoyable balance between clinical and non-clinical commitments, and previous fellows have gone on to present award-winning oral and poster presentations at national and international anaesthesia meetings. We intend to set up a block room to better utilise the ability to provide regional anaesthesia for our patients.
The fellowship entails clinical work in regional anaesthesia for our specialist plastic hand trauma service, as well as trauma and orthopaedic, renal vascular, gynaecology and breast reconstructive surgery.
Leadership, Management, and Medical Education
This post offers many opportunities to participate in leadership and quality improvement, depending on Fellow's personal development objectives. All fellows undertake a QI project, supported by a consultant, and be given the opportunity to publish in a peer reviewed journal and/or present their work at national and international meetings. In most cases, projects will use existing datasets or will have already been established by the time the fellow is in post, meaning that maximum gain can be made from their Fellowship. In return, fellows will be expected to ensure that a project is in place for their successors.
There is also opportunity to develop an interest in medical education at our post-FRCA study day in regional anaesthesia, local practical workshops and ‘Block of the Week’ tutorial sessions.
For more information and for the job description & person specification, please contact
Dr Megan Smith (Lead for Regional Anaesthesia)