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Senior Clinical Fellow in Regional Anaesthesia and Acute Pain

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on Experience and includes Enhancements if Applicable
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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This post is aimed at a post-fellowship trainee with an established interest in regional anaesthesia, teaching and research. The Clinical Fellow will be encouraged to take part in clinical service development and in audit of current and developing clinical practice in conjunction with existing departmental audit setup.

Main duties of the job

There will be opportunity for presentation at regional anesthesia meetings and to teach on regional anesthesia courses. Experience will be gained in acute pain management, including the application of relevant regional anaesthetic techniques, for example nerve sheath catheter techniques. The post-holder will be encouraged to take the ESRA Diploma of Regional Anesthesia.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital has a large and innovative orthopaedic department. Awake upper limb surgery is performed on a regular basis. Fast-track joint arthroplasty is also carried out. Myofascial plane blocks are routinely performed for breast surgery and rib fractures.

In addition to programmed time in theatre performing regional anaesthesia the post has a senior level of on-call clinical commitment which is primarily out of hours (night time and weekend) work. The role is to oversee and assist 2 trainees in the Intensive Care Unit, participating in handover rounds and pro-actively managing patients in the ICU, and to oversee and assist 2 anaesthetic trainees in theatres, labour ward and anywhere else in the hospital where senior level anaesthetic or critical care input is required.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

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 homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our 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.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Advert for full details. You can also contact us with any queries you may have.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
  • FRCA Fellowship of Royal College of Anaesthetists (GB) or equivalent higher specialist qualifications in Anaesthetics.
  • Demonstrable experience and training in anaesthesia, appropriate to StR 6+ in Anaesthetics (pre or post CCT)


  • Evidence of instructor status for ALS/ other life support training

Knowledge and Experience

  • Understanding of principles of QI.
  • Audit experience.
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for teaching.


  • Previous experience in Patient Safety projects
  • Previous experience in QI / research projects
  • Previous experience in delivering simulation training
  • Record of QI / research in the field of anaesthesia or patient safety
  • Experience in management of high risk surgical patients
  • Experience in advanced airway anaesthesia techniques.






The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a multi-site acute and community Trust, based in Guildford, which serves a population of more than 336,000 across south west Surrey. We are also a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million and a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. We attract referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology).

We attract referrals from across the country for some specialties including urology. Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK. Our patients also benefit from state of the art diagnostic equipment including two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, interventional radiology equipment and a gamma camera. We have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.

We employ around 4,200 members of staff making us one of Guildford’s largest employers. In addition, the hospital is supported by a thriving group of 500 volunteers all of whom provide valuable services on an independent, voluntary basis. 

We have a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work – continuously improving is one of our core values. 

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre

Situated on a green field site on the outskirts of Guildford, the Trust has excellent rail and road links (via the A3 and M25) to London (35 minutes) and to the south coast (35 minutes). 

Guildford has great shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities.  The picturesque Surrey countryside is ideal for good walks and outdoor pursuits and has numerous historic village inns. Guildford has a number of schools, both private and state, which cater for all bands of ability. 

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