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Anaesthetic Fellowships

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About us

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 four theatre complexes, five 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 rotas for senior trainees and Fellows across the Trust.

These cover:

Rotas are released six weeks prior to commencement, and run for three-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

The largest of the Trust's hospitals, the John Radcliffe Hospital is home to the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics and is the base for the Nuffield Professor of Anaesthesia.

John Radcliffe Hospital

Churchill Hospital

The Churchill Hospital houses a number of academic departments and major research centres, including the Oxford Cancer Research Centre.

Churchill Hospital

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

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

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Living in Oxford

Oxford is internationally renowned as the home of the University of Oxford. The University dominates the city centre and the population of Oxford increases during term time.

It has good transport links with London by coach or train and is close to the M40 motorway. Within the city, cycling is common.

It is an expensive place to live, although there is some accommodation onsite in Headington – see staff accommodation for details.

Living in Oxfordshire

Staff accommodation

Last reviewed:11 January 2024