Fellowship in Neuroanaesthesia at University Hospitals Plymouth


We offer a 6 - 12-month post linked to the Neuroanaesthesia module in the Stage 3 special interest area of the RCoA curriculum. There are additional opportunities to gain experience in neurocritical care available.

The key learning outcomes are;

Provision of safe perioperative anaesthetic care for a wide variety of complex neurosurgical and neuroradiological procedures independently.

              Capability in leading the delivery of care in this area of practice.


Plymouth is the Southwest Neurosciences centre and also the Major Trauma Centre for the region. We can offer the opportunity to gain experience with anaesthesia for intracranial tumours, including major skull base surgery and awake intercranial surgery; interventional neuroradiology, including endovascular coil embolization and mechanical thrombectomy; complex spine surgery and surgical management of traumatic brain injury. Additional experience can be gained on dedicated sessions on neurocritical care, to contribute to the whole care package for patients with traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage, spinal injury as well as post elective surgical patients.

Senior fellows are supported in and encouraged to engage in managerial activities, including quality improvement projects, education, and simulation training. Fellows will be supported to arrange up to 2 weeks honorary contract in another regional neuroscience centres to broaden their experience, with funds available from the relocation budget.


For further information please contact Dr Lindsey Arrick, Consultant Anaesthetist.