Basildon Hospital

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust primarily serves a 400,000 population in south-west Essex covering Basildon and Thurrock, together with parts of Brentwood and Castle Point.


There are 19 consultants, 13 staff grade practitioners and associate specialists, four specialist trainees and five core trainees. The consultants also have sub-specialty interests covering specialised anaesthesia for trauma, maternity, paediatrics, critical care and pain management. The anaesthetic service is delivered across a wide range of settings including main theatres, the day surgery units at Orsett and Basildon, A&E, maternity and the imaging departments as well as the mental health unit.




The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre is also part of the Trust, providing a full range of tertiary cardiothoracic services for the whole county and further afield (although at present, BLSA trainees do not rotate through this centre).


We have always put a high value on training and education and in 1997 we were awarded the status of Associate Teaching Hospital by the Royal Free University College London Medical School.  In 2002, the Secretary of State for Health conferred University Hospital status.

College Tutor



Rota Details for Trainees    


Number of trainees on rota    


  • 5 Core Trainees

  • 4 Specialist Trainees

  • 13 Staff Grades


On-call commitments (Theatre / ICU / maternity)  


  • 1:7 covering Theatre/ ICU/ Maternity




  • 1A          


Modules Available for Anaesthetic Training


  • Pain

  • Vascular

  • ITU (Intermediate)

  • General

  • Day care

  • Trauma

  • Orthopaedics


Special Training Opportunities / Fellowships


  • Post CCT pain fellowship


Local Education Opportunities


  • Twice monthly departmental educational meetings.


Research / Audit / Academic Opportunities


  • Opportunity to take part in audit/ educational/ airway simulation programs.


Contact details for further information


  • Dr Malvern May - College Tutor

  • Alison Harding - Anaesthetics Secretary (Tel:  0845 1553111 ext 8105 / 3422)

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