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The anaesthesia team at St George’s and affiliated hospitals within SW London and Surrey provide training for anaesthetic trainees of South London, Surrey and Sussex. If you’d like more information please contact email Anaesthetics.Training@stgeorges.nhs.uk

School structure

School board

Dr Rene Suite
Regional Advisor (SW London)
St George’s
Dr Paul Bathke
Deputy Regional Advisor (SW London)
Dr Aasifa Tredray
Intermediate training programme director
St George’s
Dr Vanessa Cowie
Educational training programme director (SW London)
Dr Barbara Philips
Intensive care medicine regional advisor (Pan London)
St George’s
Dr Richard Griffiths
Pain regional advisor (Pan London)

College tutors

St George’s (ST3-4)
Dr Mark Farrar
St George’s (ST5-7)
Dr Aasifa Tredray
St Helier
Dr Paul Bathke
Dr Paul Bathke
St Peter’s
Dr Robert Menzies
Dr Kathryn Stringer
Dr Vanessa Cowie / Dr Rahim Na-deen-Ahmed
Frimley Park
Dr Govindarajan Sridhar

Trainee representatives

Andrew Selman
Senior trainee rep – ST4
Maria Chereshneva
Senior trainee rep – ST5+

Communication between the school and anaesthetic trainees

The school communicates with all trainees via e-mail. All trainees should make sure that the school has an up to date e-mail address, mobile telephone number, home telephone number and address. It is imperative that trainees inform the school of any change of contact details.

If trainees wish to contact the school then the best way to do so is to contact the training programme coordinator by e-mail (Ivy.Hagan@stgeorges.nhs.uk) or telephone (020 8725 0018) in office hours Monday-Friday. Ivy Hagan can provide the contact details of all agents of the school.


The forms need to be completed as you progress through the course.

Workplace based assessments (WPAs)
  • Check in the training Booklet below
Direct observation of procedural skills, clinical exercise and case based discussion
Out of programme experience, training and research forms
For annual review of competence progression: (ARCP)

Hospital information

The programme works on a rotation based in hospitals across south London, Surrey and Sussex. Information on the hospitals in the rotation can be found below.

Epsom & St Helier, Epsom and Carshalton

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 420,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, it provides more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to wider areas covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

Find out more about Epsom and St Helier Anaesthetics Departments

Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley

Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust serves the people of West Surrey and North East Hampshire with a catchment population of around 420,000. There are 750 in-patient beds, 12(+1) beds on ICU/HDU and medical and surgical level 1 areas. There are a wide variety of surgical specialties with 16 General theatres, a day case unit with 2 theatres and 2 minor ops within the hospital. Frimley Park Hospital provides hyper acute services and is recognised as a centre for Primary Coronary Intervention; having a designated heart attack centre, hyper-acute stroke unit, vascular unit and Trauma service with a helipad.

Find out more about Anaesthetics Handbook Frimley Park Hospital

Kingston Hospital, Kingston-upon-Thames

Kingston Hospital is a 555 bedded District General Hospital serving a population of 320,000 in South West London and Surrey. There are 8 main theatres performing 6000 operations per annum (including all day trauma and emergency lists).There are 4-day surgery theatres performing 12,500 operations per annum, also 2 maternity and 1 dental theatre. There is a broad base of surgical specialities catered for which gives a good grounding, as well as more specialised experience.

Find out more about the Kingston Hospital for website

Croydon University Hospital, Croydon

Croydon University Hospital is a 450 bedded district general hospital serving a population of 336,000 in the largest borough of London, twenty percent of the population are from an ethnic minority background. The main theatre complex houses nine theatres with a 12 bedded recovery area. There is a busy 24 hour accident and emergency department (125,000 patients per year making it the second busiest in London) with a dedicated area for paediatric cases.

Find out more about Croydon University Hospital

St George’s Hospital, Tooting

St George’s Hospital, based in south west London, is one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals. It shares its site with the renowned St George’s University of London which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. The hospital has approximately 1,000 beds, and serves a population of 1.3 million across south west London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling about 3.5 million people.

Find out more about St George Hospital Anaesthetics Department

St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals serves a population of around 450,000 and is one of the largest Trusts in the Region and provides a full range of acute hospital services. The two hospitals are located within 8 miles of each other in North Surrey and Southwest Middlesex. Towns in the area include Woking, Chertsey, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, Staines, Bedfont, and Feltham. There are 650 beds in a range of specialties, a full imaging service with CT and MRI scanning and laboratory services.

Find out more about the St Peter’s Hospital Anaesthetics Department