Queen's and King George's Hospitals

Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust covers two sites: King George's Hospital, Ilford and Queen's Hospital in Romford. These are large district general hospitals, and Queen's provides the tertiary referral centre for Essex for neurosurgery. The trainees are well supported, the busy nature of the work means there is a wealth of clinical experience to be gained.


The obstetric unit is particularly busy. There is a novice teaching programme, and  time off for exams and study leave is usually easily booked. Consultants are quite active in helping prepare candidates for primary and final FRCA exams. Within the anaesthetic and ITU department, there is weekly teaching which you will be able to attend. Overall this is a friendly department and I would recommend spending some of your time training within BHR trust.

College Tutor Details



Rota Details for Trainees


Number of trainees on rota


  • Theatres:  8 doctor rota

  • ITU: 8 doctor rota

  • Obs:8 doctors rota

  • HDU : 8 doctor rota

  • Neuro ITU: 8 doctor rota

  • Novice CT1: 9 doctor rota

  • Total trainees - 7 CT1, 6 - CT2, 3 ST3, 1 ST4, 5 Higher trainees, 2 ACCS,  1 ICM trainee.


On-call commitments


  • CT1: No on-call until completion of initial assessment of competencies, then long days on-call at King Georges Hospital and supernumerary on nights at Queens.

  • Theatre: CT2 and above, covers theatre with experienced Staff Grade during on-call.

  • Obstetrics: 1x ST3 and above  anaesthetist with an experienced staff grade during on-call

  • ITU: FY2 and CT2+ covering on-call

  • HDU: CT2 and above on call

  • Neuro ITU: 1 ST3 and above covering NITU on-call




  • 1A


Modules Available for Anaesthetic Training


  • Basic - all modules.

  • Intermediate - Neuro, ICM, All General Duties, Paediatrics, Pain, Obstetrics

  • Higher - Neuro, ICM, All General Duties, Pain, Obstetrics.


Special Training Opportunities / Fellowships


  • Obstetric Fellowship

  • Upper GI fellowship


Local Education Opportunities

  • Monday Lunchtime - Journal club   Monday morning - neurosciences MDT 

  • Tuesday - ITU teaching

  • Friday Morning - Consultant led teaching

  • Weekly regional anaesthesia USS lunchtime club.

  • Awake Fibre Optic Intubation Course

  • Airway management course

  • OSCE course for primary FRCA

  • Medical Grand Rounds - Weekly


Research / Audit / Academic Opportunities


  • Audit: Active audit department will provide assistance in creation, data processing of your audit design. Monthly half day anaesthetic clinical governance meetings.


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