Charing Cross

A large teaching hospital in Hammersmith, West London

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

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The Hospital

Charing Cross is a large acute general hospital. It is part of the Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust and one of Imperial College School of Medicine’s teaching hospitals.  It contains The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, West London Neurosciences centre and Maggie’s cancer centre.  It is a tertiary referral centre for complex surgery, plastic reconstruction and neurosurgery; as well as for head, neck and urological cancers.

As part of Imperial Healthcare trust it is a centre for Healthcare research namely in rheumatology and cancer research.

The Anaesthetic Department

The anaesthetic service is delivered by consultants, senior clinical fellows and senior trainees under direct supervision.  Anaesthesia is provided for patients undergoing General surgical procedures, specialist ENT and Airway surgery, Urological (including gender reassignment and cancer) surgery, Plastics, Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic surgeries.  Charing Cross Hospital is now the main site for Imperials’ chronic pain service with interventional procedures and clinics taking place.

As a trainee there is the opportunity to gain exposure to all of these surgical specialities as well as gaining experience in Regional techniques and anaesthesia for radiological procedures. The on call service is provided by a senior and junior registrar with support from consultants. Theatre, ED and ICU referrals are covered by this team on a 24/7 basis.  Fellowships are available.

Weekly half day teaching is provided as well as monthly morbidity and mortality meetings. There is also an active Audit programme lead by Drinka Uzeirbegovic that everyone is encouraged to take part in. 

The department website can be found here: click here

Audit Lead: Dr Drinka Uzeirbegovic

Charing Cross

Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8RF
Dept 020 3311 7017 Fax 020 8846 7585 Switch 020 3311 1234
Department Website
College Tutors Nicola Stranix, Ashwin Kalbag
Department Admin Jay Fowler
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