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Anaesthetic Fellowships

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Global Health Anaesthesia

The Oxford Fellowship in Global Anaesthesia offers the opportunity to explore issues relevant to global health alongside clinical commitments within the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics in Oxford is the home of the well-established “Anaesthesia in Developing Countries” course which is run annually in Uganda, and offers support to anaesthetic trainees and consultants with global health interests.

The Global Anaesthesia Fellow will use their non-clinical time (typically one session per week) to contribute to ongoing projects within existing networks such as the Oxford Global Surgery Group, and/or to work on their own project (subject to supervisor’s approval). Between the OUHFT and the University of Oxford, ample opportunities exist to form networks and links across disciplines of relevance to global anaesthesia. For more information, or to discuss potential projects, please contact Dr Hilary Edgcombe.

Successful applicants will have one session per week dedicated to non-clinical global anaesthesia work. It is expected that they will undertake the following:


A structured project relevant to global anaesthesia. The topic will be chosen by mutual agreement with the programme supervisor (Dr Hilary Edgcombe) based on the Fellow’s experience and existing ideas / interests.

Multidisciplinary team work

Active involvement with the Oxford Global Surgery Group (an active interdepartmental collaboration including surgeons, anaesthetists and obstetricians)


Funded attendance and involvement in the established annual “Anaesthesia in Developing Countries” course, including organisational and teaching roles depending on the successful applicant’s expertise. Attendance will be subject to the usual departmental policies on leave.

This Fellowship is in affiliation with and supported through OxSTaR, the Oxford Centre for Simulation, Teaching and Research (Director: Dr. Helen Higham). OxSTaR is the University of Oxford’s medical simulation centre providing innovative training in technical and non-technical skills to health care professionals from all backgrounds and a research focus on Human Factors in healthcare.

The clinical commitment comprises the remainder of the job plan and will include on-call commitments determined by the experience of the Fellow. Where possible clinical work will encompass areas of particular relevance to global health (obstetric, paediatric, trauma and emergency anaesthesia).


Dr Hilary Edgcombe

Head of Global Health Anaesthesia Fellowship Programme