Fellowship in Perioperative Medicine at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

This is a 6 - 12-month post linked to the perioperative medicine module in the advanced curriculum. It is suitable for anaesthetic trainees in ST6 or ST7. 

Derriford Hospital runs a well-regarded pre-operative assessment clinic incorporating high risk patient and shared decision-making consultations. The CPET service is supported by a Clinical Physiologist and there is ample opportunity to gain experience in the performance and interpretation of tests. Attendance at multi-disciplinary team meetings ensures a rounded experience of the patient pathway.

Further experience in the intra-operative care of high-risk patients is widely available across a range of surgical specialties, including upper-gastrointestinal, hepato-biliary and vascular, as well as through the expected service provision by participation in the general theatre on-call rota. Liaison with the Acute Care Team facilitates experience in post-operative follow-up.

Opportunities for Quality Improvement projects and engagement with research will be supported. Links with Plymouth University ensure that Fellows will be able to undertake teaching roles if desired.  

For further details please contact Dr Andrew Biffen: abiffen@nhs.net