Royal Marsden

Trainees rotate through teaching and district general hospitals in north west London, as well as some specialist hospitals in central London


The Royal Marsden Hospital is a specialist oncology centre treating all forms of cancer. Major surgery and critical care are based at the Fulham Road site, while paediatrics, haemoncology and some surgery is carried out at Sutton.

Departmental Website: click here

No. trainees: 11-12 posts



South Kensington tube is 5 minutes walk from the Fulham Road site. The Sutton site is served by hospital shuttle buses, and local rail stations at Sutton and Belmont.

Clinical Experience & Fellowships

We provide anaesthesia for a wide range of adult cancer surgery including head & neck procedures, sarcoma, major urology and gynaecology surgery, upper GI and liver resection, as well as breast and reconstructive procedures.

Other departmental commitments include anaesthesia for paediatric oncology procedures, and also vascular access and pain management (accredited for Higher and Advanced training in pain medicine)

The critical care unit provides care for complex post-op patients, and adult medical oncology patients, and is accredited for training up to Advanced Level.

We run an anaesthetic pre-assessment unit which now includes a cardiopulmonary exercise (CPET) system.

The following fellowships are also available to OOPE and post CCT trainees:

  • Human factors and patient safety 
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Medical education
  • Advanced pain management
  • Anaesthesia for upper GI surgery
  • Anaesthesia and perioperative medicine




We have a full shift EWTD compliant rota which includes ICU on-calls and evening anaesthetic cover


We hold a teaching session and an educational departmental meeting on most weeks. Formal audit and M&M meetings are held 6 times per year.

Trainees are allowed access to the Institute of Cancer Research library system

Research Opportunities

The department undertakes research into cancer pain management, and has published a number of articles relating to oncology and anaesthesia. A research program for critical care and cancer is being developed.

Further Information

Dr Matt Hacking:  Anaesthetic Department Lead

Dr Andrew McLeod:  College Tutor

Dr Pascale Gruber:  Critical Care lead

Dr Rohit Juneja: Audit Lead

Ms Meg Martin: Anaesthetic coordinator 

Ms Breeda Jenkins: Anaesthetic Training Manager

Royal Marsden

Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW3 6JJ
Dept 020 7808 2727 Fax 020 7352 9756 Switch 020 7352 8171
College Tutor Robert Self
Department Admin Meg Martin
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