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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/08/2019.

Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia for Major Oncological Surgery

Job Reference: 384-AB-EMF4357-4358

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
384 496670 Anaesthetics Unit
Guildford, Surrey
£31,217 to £49,086 pa

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with our Maternity services deemed 'Outstanding'. We also received a rating of 'Outstanding' for medical care and end of life care. We are investing in our colleagues through our new health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Post – Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia for Major Oncological Surgery, combining Oesophagogastric, Hepatobiliary & Colorectal Surgery


Two six month clinical fellow posts are available one from August 2020 for six months at the other for six months from February 2021 as part of a joint 12-month fellowship programme with the Royal Marsden Hospital. The Royal Surrey County Hospital is the regional oncological surgical hospital for much of Surrey and Sussex. Many of the highly specialised oncological surgical specialties are now established here and include oesophagogastric, hepatobiliary, laparoscopic gastrointestinal, urological, gynaecological, breast, head and neck and maxillo facial oncology.


This post will focus on three major areas of interest:


1. Oesophagogastric surgery: The Royal Surrey County Hospital is the regional centre for the SWSH cancer network and is also the tertiary referral centre for complex benign and emergency oesophagogastric surgery. Approximately 75 oesophago-gastrectomies and 35 gastrectomies are performed per annum, with mortality and morbidity figures amongst the lowest in the country. A significant number of patients are also referred to the hospital for the management with oesophageal rupture. Thoracic epidural, invasive cardio vascular monitoring and goal directed therapy using either an oesophageal Doppler or Lidco Rapid system are routinely used.


2. Hepatobiliary surgery: The Royal Surrey County Hospital is the regional centre and performing approximately 110 major liver resections and 60 Whipple’s. A significant number of patients are referred to the hospital for the management of complex pancreatitis, including both minimally invasive and open pancreatic necrosectomies. Again extensive use of neuro axial blockade and invasive cardiovascular monitoring with goal directed therapy is used.


3. Research: The department hosts the Surrey Perioperative, Anaesthetic & Critical Care Collaborative Research Group (SPACeR Group), which has good links with various departments at the University of Surrey. The department is a site for multi-centre portfolio trials such as PQIP, PRISM, PREVENTT, OPTIMISE, ENIGMA-2, LAS VEGAS, ETPOS & DREAMS & took part in the EUSOS study. There will also be opportunities to gain experience in CPET. Audit and original research are strongly encouraged by the members of the team. Previous fellows have undertaken a RCT looking at the effect of introducing an enhanced recovery programme combined with goal directed fluid therapy, for liver resections & a multi-centre trial looking at implementing a quality improvement bundle for emergency laparotomies, the ELPQuIC Trial.


For Further information please contact;


Dr Chris Jones, Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical lead, Department of Anaesthesia, RSCH


Dr Leigh Kelliher, Consultant Anaesthetist and Onco-Anaesthesia Lead, RSCH




Dr Judith Tomlinson, Consultant Anaesthetist, RSCH

On 01483 464116



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