Dr Nick Fletcher
Nick Fletcher specialises in intensive care medicine and cardiac anaesthesia. His clinical interests are in intensive care for cardiac surgery, acute cardiology, echocardiography training and practice for intensive care. He also has interest in haemodynamic monitoring and management.
Dr Nick Fletcher is a consultant anaesthetist with a special interest in cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care medicine.
He graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1989 and trained in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. He did a research fellowship at St Bartholomews and Clinical Fellowships at Harefield Hospital, UK and Royal Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia, before joining the anaesthetic team at St George's Hospital as a consultant.
Nick was instrumental in establishing a perioperative echochardiography service initially starting with transoesophageal echo in cardiac theatres and then expanding this to transoesophageal and transthoracic echo in intensive care medicine.
He has held multiple national and international roles to drive clinical improvements and promote research in cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiothoracic intensive care.
Since 2021 Nick is on a sabbatical from the hospital to assume a leadership role outside the NHS.
- Former President of the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA)
- Director of St Georges Academy of Intraoperative and Intensive Care Echocardiography
- Chair ACTA intensive care and echocardiography committees
- European Association of Cardiac Anaesthetists echocardiography committee
- Lecturer and Researcher on cardiac ICU topics