Fellowship in Perioperative Medicine - Torbay Hospital, Torquay

The post would suit a higher or advanced registrar who wants experience and training in perioperative medicine including preoperative assessment and shared decision-making. The post would be for 6-12 months. As no formal module currently exists for perioperative medicine it would be necessary to achieve the competencies for an additional advanced module e.g. General Surgery or for formal progression (TBC with educational supervisor and college tutor).


The preoperative assessment clinic and shared decision-making clinic are based at Torbay Hospital with established international expertise in high-risk assessment and shared-decision making. There are 4-7 shared decision making clinics per week and 5 in-patient pre-operative clinics per week.


Training and duties of the post will include:

  • Approximately 1-2 days per week of protected ‘perioperative medicine’.
    • Pre-operative assessment clinics
    • Shared decision making clinics with training in CPET and risk stratification
    • Multi-disciplinary team meetings
    • Approximately half a day per week of post-fellowship study time for audit, service improvement and research.
    • Supervised and independent anaesthesia for general surgical procedures/high risk procedures
    • Participation in the registrar on-call rota (generally between 1:7 and 1: 8 with internal cross cover)


The post will concentrate on perioperative medicine but on occasions there may be an element of general service duties.