Barts Health NHS Trust
The Royal London Hospital

The Royal London Hospital is a fantastic teaching hospital with an extremely motivated anaesthetics department. There are numerous teaching and training opportunities and a hugely varied mix of patients which we encounter daily.


Amidst the wide choice of surgical specialties, trainees are involved in all lists depending on their seniority and modules required. The hospital is a tertiary referring centre for the North East Thames and some of the Essex areas. It also houses London's Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) on the rooftop helipad bringing in a unique patient load to our workplace, as it is the country's busiest trauma centre. Trainees may also find their skills required in the challenge of the emergency department resuscitation room.


1400 / 5500 (approx)

11400 (approx. from 2014 data)

College Tutors


Dr Mit Lahiri

Dr N Usman

Dr J Noblet


Rota Details for Trainees


Number of trainees on rota


  • 1366 (Core) - 9

  • 1326 (Obs) – 10

  • 1061 (Paeds) - 9

  • 1220 (General/coordinator) – 9


On-call commitments (Theatre / ICU / maternity etc)


  • 1366 - General adult emergencies

  • 1326 - Labour ward and obs theatres

  • 1061 - Paediatric emergencies

  • 1220 - Anaesthetic coordinator

          (All trainees are expected to help each other out in their respective departments when time allows)




  • 1366 - 1B

  • 1326 – 1B

  • 1061 – 1B

  • 1220 – 1B


Modules Available for Anaesthetic Training


  • All modules available, however cardiac, gynaecological oncology and some ophthalmology are carried out at Barts

  • Cardiothoracic is also solely available at the London Chest Hospital, who's services will all soon be moving to Barts


Special Training Opportunities / Fellowships


  • Obstetric fellowship

  • Pain fellowship

  • HEMS

  • MATCH team training fellowship

  • Simulation fellowship


Local Education Opportunities


  • Journal club

  • Educational meeting

  • Pain teaching

  • M&M meeting

  • Trauma M&M

  • Trauma MDT and ward round (anaesthetic consultant led)

  • Pain ward round

  • Tracheostomy ward round

  • General pre-assessment clinic

  • Obstetric pre-assessment clinic

  • Audit meetings - Monthly (trainees emailed date and location)


Research / Audit / Academic Opportunities



Audit leads:


  • Trauma - Dr Sumitra Lahiri

  • Pain - Dr Kristin Ullrich

  • General - Dr Davina Ross-Anderson

  • Obstetrics - Dr Sarah Wray

  • Paediatrics - Dr Barry Clifton

         (Research is generally undertaken as a specific fellowship.)


Contact details for further information


Nasima Begum (anaesthetics secretary)