St Andrew's Centre for Burns & Plastics Surgery

We are a small friendly department functioning as a subset of the wider Anaesthetic Department at Broomfield Hospital. We offer the opportunity to become skilled in a diverse range of regional anaesthetic blocks, develop airway skills and manage adults and children requiring plastic surgery or burn care. There are opportunities to participate in clinical research, audit and quality improvement projects.

College Tutor

Dr Agnes Watson


Rota Details for Trainees


Number of trainees on rota:  8


On-call commitments:  

  • On call to cover Burns – full shift

  • Normal days – plastics


Banding:  1A


Modules Available for Anaesthetic Training

  • Burns and Plastics (Intermediate and Higher)     

  • Opportunities for:  Regional, Sedation, Paediatrics (intermediate)


Special Training Opportunities / Fellowships

  • Paediatric Burn Centre for London and SE England for children (population 20 million) with major burns and Adult Burn Centre for E of England and NE Thames (population 9.8 million) and referral centre for RLH Trauma Centre          

  • Essex centre for head and neck surgery               

  • Tertiary referral centre for Plastic surgery including hand trauma              

  • Clinical experience in ultrasound guided upper limb regional anaesthesia (est. 1200 Brachial plexus blocks per year), free flap reconstruction for breast, limb trauma and head & neck (>300 flaps per year), cleft lip and palate surgery, hypospadias repair, burns for adults and children (800 inpatient burns per year)         

  • Clinical fellow posts available for 1 year duration for Burns and Plastics – 1 day a week for research.  Recent publications/ presentations at local, national and international meetings. 


Local Education Opportunities

  • Wednesday am teaching weekly – mixed consultant and trainees on any topic related to anaesthesia Monthly audit and burns M&M meetings  

  • post FRCA teaching (fortnightly)

  • In-situ team simulation in Burns ITU

  • Opportunity to join faculty for courses run at Anglia Ruskin University Postgraduate Medical Institute for exam based, regional, airway and novice courses       


Research / Audit / Academic Opportunities  

  • Clinical fellow posts with 1 day research per week           

  • Links with St Andrew’s Anglia Ruskin Research Unit (STAAR)       

  • EPR on Burns ITU has a wealth of data for audit/ studies including possibilities for those on 3 month placements               

  • Recent publications/ presentations at local, national and international meetings   


Contact details for further information 

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