Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia for Major Oncological Surgery





2x full time posts available. Band 1A EWTD and New Deal compliant

Post 1: One year full time post commencing at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in August 2019, rotating to the Royal Marsden Hospital in February 2020

Post 2: One year full time post commencing at the Royal Marsden Hospital in August 2019, rotating to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in February 2020


The Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to offer a 12 month cross-site fellowship in Anaesthesia for major cancer surgery. The post will allow the fellow to gain clinical expertise in anaesthesia for the high-risk surgical patient, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, enhanced recovery after surgery and preoperative assessment. In addition dedicated time will be provided to participate in ongoing research projects at both sites and lead and deliver quality improvement projects. Where desired, there is also opportunity for completion of advanced training modules.


The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Surrey County Hospital is based on the outskirts of Guildford and 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, head and neck and maxillo facial oncology. Robot-assisted techniques for major urological and gynae-oncological surgery are commonplace. The development of these surgical specialties has been associated with exciting opportunities for anaesthetists to gain extra exposure to the above areas, including ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia for breast cancer surgery.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital is the regional centre for the SWSH cancer network and is also the tertiary referral centre for oesophagogastric and hepatobiliary surgery. Approximately 75 oesophago-gastrectomies ,35 gastrectomies and 110 major liver resections are performed per annum, with mortality and morbidity figures amongst the lowest in the country. RSCH was the second busiest robotic centre in the UK in 2017.

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.  

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Marsden is a world-leading cancer centre, specialising in cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education. The Trust is composed of two hospitals: one in Chelsea, London, and another in Sutton, Surrey. They are partners with the Institute of Cancer Research. Through this partnership, they have undertaken ground breaking research into new cancer drug therapies and treatments. The partnership makes them the biggest and most comprehensive cancer centre in Europe, with a combined staff of over 3500. 

The Trust is a world renowned tertiary referral centre for upper and lower GI surgery, hepatobiliary, sarcoma, urology, gynaecology, plastics, head and neck, and breast surgery. They are one of the largest volume surgical soft tissue sarcoma centres in Europe. Patients are referred internationally for sarcoma surgery, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection and Isolated Limb Perfusion (ILP).  The Marsden has an extensive robotic surgery practice in urology and gynae-oncology cancers and are also the only centre in the UK to perform robotic oesophago-gastrectomies.


Need more information? Please contact Susanna Walker

News | Posted 11th October 2018
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