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About us

The Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics

The Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics (NDA) at the Oxford University Hospitals is one of the largest and most academically productive anaesthesia departments in the UK. Professor Sir Robert Macintosh was the first Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics, and head of the NDA, which became the first independent department of anaesthesia in Europe.

The Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics is housed within the John Radcliffe Hospital.

It employs 140 anaesthetic consultants with wide-ranging interests and expertise, covering 48 operating theatres across 4 theatre complexes, 5 Intensive Care Units, and delivering around 50,000 anaesthetics per year.

It is a major centre for anaesthetic training, recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, home to some 50 junior and senior trainees undertaking their training rotations, and incorporating the OxSTaR suite, a leading facility for simulation and medical education.

The anaesthetic department reflects the Trust in its diversity, with separate consultant on-call groups for paediatric, obstetric, cardiothoracic, neurosurgical and general/vascular surgery, as well as intensive cares across the site. It plays a major role in international research, under the auspices of the Nuffield Professor of Anaesthesia.

There are seven separate on-call rota's for senior trainees and Fellows across the Trust. These cover:

  1. Adult Intensive Care
  2. Cardiothoracic Critical Care
  3. Neurointensive Care
  4. John Radcliffe theatres: Vascular, Trauma, and General surgery
  5. West Wing theatres: Neurosurgery, Paediatric surgery, and Specialist surgery
  6. Churchill and NOC theatres: Transplant, Urology, Cancer, and Orthopaedic surgery
  7. Obstetrics

Rota’s are released 6 weeks prior to commencement, and run for 3 month periods. Requests are ideally submitted before the rota is written to ensure that all leave requirements can be met.

Our Hospitals

John Radcliffe Hospital

This is the largest of the Trust’s Hospitals. It houses accident and emergency services, and provides acute medical and surgical care, including trauma, intensive care, interventional radiology and maternity.

Included on the site is the West Wing, comprising neurosurgery, neurology, spinal surgery and specialist surgery – ear, nose and throat, plastic surgery and specialist craniofacial. It also includes the Children’s hospital, Paediatric Intensive Care and the Oxford Heart Centre, including Cardiothoracic Critical Care. It is home to the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics and the base for the Nuffield Professor of Anaesthesia.

More about the John Radcliffe Hospital

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre is an internationally recognised centre of excellence, specialising in orthopaedic surgery, enablement, and rehabilitation.

It provides specialist orthopaedic surgery, including limb reconstruction and deformity correction, primary malignant bone and soft tissue tumours, and is the specialist quaternary national centre for the management of bone infections

More about the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Churchill Hospital

This forms the centre for Cancer services, renal services, transplant and palliative care.

Additionally it houses a number of Academic departments and major research centres, including the Oxford Cancer Research Centre.

More about the Churchill Hospital

Living in Oxford

Oxford is a relatively small city, internationally renowned as the home of the University of Oxford. The University dominates the city centre, known as the City of Spires, and as a result the population of oxford swells by 25,000 during term time!

It has great transport links with London, either by coach (oxford tube) or train, and the journey takes about 45 minutes. It’s also just off the m40 motorway, so commuting from elsewhere is also feasible.

It can be quite an expensive place to live, although if you live near the city centre you can save a lot on fuel as a lot of people cycle everywhere. There is accommodation on-site in Headington –see staff accommodation for details.

More about living in Oxfordshire