Fellowships in Perioperative Medicine

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Major Surgery, Peri-op medicine and research at Royal Marsden

6 month post (extendable to 12 months)


The trainee would be expected to have two sessions per week in high-risk pre-assessment clinics, including training in CPET, a minimum of one major cancer surgery list per week, and an additional on-call commitment based in Chelsea or Sutton, with some dedicated academic time to pursue relevant projects.  Theatre experience will include major surgery cases, including Sarcoma, Urology, Gynae-oncology and Gastrointestinal and a large number of TIVA anaesthesia cases.

Average 48-hour week with approximately 80% clinical commitment and 20% academic commitment.

The trainee would also have the opportunity to be involved in recruitment and consent to all ongoing multi-centre trials, including 'Preoperative intravenous iron to treat anaemia in major surgery' (PREVENTT), 'Prevention of Insufficiency after Surgical Management' (PRISM), the BALANCED anaesthesia study and the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP).

The post-holder will be encouraged to pursue a Diploma in Perioperative Medicine (University College London), should they so wish. Financial support will be available.

Supervisors: Dr Ramanathan Kasivisvanathan & Dr Shaman Jhanji


Contact: Dr Susanna Walker
Email: fellowships@rmh.nhs.uk

Further information: https://www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/working-royal-marsden/fellowships/major-surgery-perioperative-medicine-and-research-fellowship


Harrogate Perioperative Medicine Fellow in Anaesthetics


Fixed term contract: Commencing Aug 2017 for 1 year


Applications are invited for the post of Perioperative Medicine Fellow in Anaesthetics. The above fellowship has been running successfully for the past 2 years and was created to offer an opportunity to a senior anaesthetic trainee to develop further knowledge, skills and leadership in the exciting new area of perioperative medicine.


The perioperative fellow will have a bespoke timetable to enable them to gain maximum experience with us. Sessions will include a high risk pre-operative clinic, CPX testing, surgical lists focusing on the principles of enhanced recovery and leading the management of patients considered to be at increased risk of postoperative complications. In addition to the above, SPA time will be provided to support quality improvement work. We are particularly interested in exploring how to build links between various specialties and also between primary and secondary care for the management of higher risk patients. We are also keen to develop and incorporate ideas on prehabilitation and preoptimisation into our patient pathway.


Harrogate District Hospital is a district hospital situated in the Victorian Spa Town of Harrogate in the pleasant rural county of North Yorkshire.


This job is currently available for application via the NHS Jobs webpage. For further information regarding the post, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr. Tom Collyer (consultant anaesthetist and college tutor) via secretary Tracey Johnson on 01423 553559. If you have any queries relating to the application process please contact the Resourcing Team on 01423 554435.

University Hospital Wales, Perioperative Medicine Fellowship

This fellowship offers the chance for an experienced anaesthetic trainee to develop a sub-specialty interest in Pre-operative Assessment and Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET).


The successful applicant will have the opportunity to get involved in established research and quality improvement projects as well as developing new ones. They will be able to contribute to the existing POAC nurse education program and play a pivotal role in delivery of the advanced peri-operative medicine module.

40% of their time will be dedicated to consultant supervised POA and CPET clinics.

40% - major surgical lists (colorectal, urology, gynae-oncology, upper GI, vascular and hepatobiliary).

20% -commitment to the senior registrar on-call rota.



Dr Richard Davies, CPET Lead



Dr Huw Evans, POM Lead


Royal Free Hospital, London, Perioperative Medicine Fellowship

We are inviting applications from post-FRCA trainees who are interested in undertaking the POM fellowship at the Royal Free Hospital for 6 months, starting in August 2017.

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 trainee anaesthetists.

The post will incorporate clinical aspects including major surgical & enhanced recovery lists, pre-assessment clinics & CPEX, focussed post-op ward rounds, leadership & quality improvement opportunities, and education/teaching depending on the personal development objectives of the Fellow.

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.

All fellows will 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.

For more information and for the job description & person specification, please contact Dr Marc Wittenberg (Consultant Anaesthetist) or Dr Jon Read (Consultant Anaesthetist).



University College London Hospitals Perioperative Medicine Fellowship

This fellowship offers the opportunity for senior anaesthetic trainees to become involved in the development, implementation and assessment of a novel perioperative medicine programme at a major London teaching hospital.  Fellows successfully appointed to post will also be supported in working towards the innovative University College London Masters Degree in Perioperative Medicine. 

Click Below to see a summary presentation given at the TRIPOM breakout session at EBPOM 2016 by Dr Sanjoy Saha

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UK Fellowships:

POPS fellowship, Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals

The Proactive Care of Older People Going to have surgery team (POPS): This fellowship is at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals in central London and is one of the leaders in geriatrician led perioperative medicine.

The POPS department – a branch of Guy and St Thomas Ageing and Health – delivers comprehensive geriatric assessment-based liaison models across most surgical specialties at the trust. The team run a multidisciplinary clinic for pre-operative assessment and optimisation of older surgical patients, then follow them through the surgical pathway back out to the community. The team offer 3 fellowships each year (advertised in May/June on NHS Jobs website). Post holders have traditionally been geriatrics trainees, but trainees from anaesthetics or acute medicine are also welcome. The job involves cross-site working at both Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals, and a range of surgical ward, clinic, and multidisciplinary team meeting experience. The post also involves service development, business planning, and project evaluation experience, and opportunities to attend national meetings/ conferences. Oversight of POPS Foundation Programme trainees is another aspect of the job, and provides useful management experience.

For more information or to discuss further please email: Andrew.rogerson@gstt.nhs.uk

Departmental Lead: Dr Jugdeep Dhesi

Departmental website: http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/ageing-and-health/specialties/pops/overview.aspx

One of the previous POPS fellows writes about his experiences here:


International Fellowships:

Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA are currently advertising this transatlantic fellowship aimed at US residents in Anaesthesia in partnership with UCL:

'We are now accepting applications for 2018 for the newly established Duke Perioperative Medicine Fellowship in collaboration with University College London (UCL)

This fellowship is one of only nine perioperative fellowships currently offered throughout the nation offered to those who may be interested in this emerging specialty with the mentorship of world-renowned leaders in perioperative medicine, including Professors Monty Mythen and Mike Grocott from UCL and Dr. Solomon Aronson of Duke University.

Up to two fellows will be chosen to take part in this interdisciplinary, transatlantic fellowship which begins in July of 2018

The Duke/UCL fellowship is unique from other fellowship programs:

  • Duke anesthesia perioperative medicine fellows will be enrolled in UCL's master's program in perioperative medicine - the largest of its kind in the world - as part of the fellowship (at no cost). The MSc provides distance learning to earn a postgraduate degree in one year. This innovative, online course is taught by faculty from UCL, Duke University and abroad. Fellows will assume a supervised personal research project which forms the basis of their MSc dissertation.
  • Duke anesthesia perioperative medicine fellows will take part in a 2-4 week exchange program with UCL in London. Fellows will learn how clearly defined perioperative outcomes are fundamental to clinical practice and attend a prominent perioperative medicine conference.

We're now accepting applications from those at Duke and throughout the nation! This is also a unique opportunity for CA-3 residents who may be interested in a second fellowship come July 2018.'

Visit the Duke Perioperative Medicine Fellowship webpage and/or

http://anesthesiology.duke.edu/?page_id=834806 for more info.

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard, New England, USA have an exciting opportunity in Perioperative medicine, which may be open to UK fellows:

"The overall goal of this unique Fellowship is to provide the trainee with an organized, comprehensive, and advanced educational experience in perioperative medicine. Training will offer opportunities to develop clinical, organizational and managerial skills necessary to become a perioperative medicine consultant. The fellow will be exposed to the principles of perioperative services management, innovation and development of clinical pathways, as well as a systems-based approach to quality, safety, leadership, and value-based care.   The Fellowship will provide a well-rounded educational experience consisting of administrative rotations, didactics, research, and clinical work to create leaders in perioperative medicine."

Further information is available at


The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists advertise several fellowships on their useful Perioperative Medicine special interest group site