As a consultant anaesthetist at NNUH, your skills will make a significant impact on patient wellbeing, and your professional growth will be nurtured in one of the most respected anaesthetic departments in the UK.

Explore the possibilities, discover the opportunities, and apply today to join a team that values excellence, innovation, and a commitment to compassionate care. Your journey towards a rewarding career starts here. Welcome to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust!

About Us

At Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH), we take pride in our privileged role of providing healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and its surrounding areas.

Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we want you to join our team. 

Our Anaesthetic Department stands as one of the busiest in the country, facilitating around 30,000 surgical procedures annually. The department has also been recently awarded the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA). 

Our department provides a dynamic environment where you can thrive. We support 26 theatres, including specialised areas like inpatient, Day Surgery, regional anaesthesia, obstetric, and eye theatres. We recently introduced 2 brand new theatres and a dedicated 2-theatre elective orthopaedic surgical suite in January 2024.

Our Specialities

Thoracic surgery (approximately 200 lung resections per annum)

– Upper GI surgery including minimally invasive oesophagectomy

– Colorectal surgery including robotic surgery and exenterations

– Plastic and reconstructive surgery

– Complex head and neck cancer

– Paediatric (including neonatal surgery)

– ENT and maxillofacial surgery

– Vascular surgery including interventional FEVAR/EVAR

– A high-volume orthopaedic service including pelvic surgery, complex joint revision surgery and adolescent scoliosis surgery

– Urology including robotic renal, prostate and bladder surgery

– Gynaecological oncology including exenterations, laparoscopic para-aortic lymph node surgery and HiPEC

– Interventional radiology

– Brachytherapy

– Complex EP ablation surgery

Grow with us at NNUH – where your passion meets purpose, and your impact extends to every corner of our vibrant community. Apply now to be part of something truly special.

Elevate Your Career at NNUH: Where Excellence Meets Innovation

Unleash your potential at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH), a dynamic hub with excellent teaching facilities and connections to the UEA and Norwich Research Park. Read on to find out more about what we have to offer.

Key Highlights

  • In the latest NELA report, we ranked fifth nationally, performing a remarkable 292 emergency laparotomies.
  • Our Anaesthesia Department, with a minimum of 10 consultants (average of 20), leads the charge with weekly pre-assessment clinics for high-risk and complex surgery patients.
  • The Obstetric Department oversees approximately 6,000 deliveries yearly and serves as a regional centre for abnormally invasive placenta deliveries.
  • Our Critical Care Unit, boasting 10 level 3 and 18 level 2 beds, is among the busiest in the country, witnessing around 2000 admissions annually.
Innovation and Recognition

  • NNUH continually invests in specialist services to stay at the forefront of healthcare advancements.
  • Recognized nationally, our Anaesthetic Department recently earned the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA).
  • Our colleagues are trailblazers in the medical community, with key roles in organizations like RCOA, ESRA, BADS, NCEPOD, BMA, and AAGBI. Four consultants are current FRCA examiners.
Sustainability and Pioneering Spirit

As part of our commitment to sustainability, our surgical and anaesthetic teams pioneered one of England’s greenest operating theatres. We’ve reduced unnecessary emissions while ensuring high-quality patient care, notably eliminating desflurane – a major pollutant – from most operating theatres.

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Supporting Your Wellbeing

At NNUH, we prioritise the health and wellbeing of our employees. With over three years of experience, our formal mentoring program eases your transition, offering guidance and a supportive network. Staff also have access to a dedicated psychologist who provides specific mental health support.

Our comprehensive wellbeing services include:

  • Freedom to Speak Up Guardians: Ensuring your voice is heard and fostering openness.
  • Speak in Confidence Service: Providing a confidential platform for work-related discussions.
  • Professional Advocates: Guidance for career-related concerns.
  • Financial Support Advice: Informed financial decision support.
  • Incident Support: Guidance following challenging incidents.
  • Bereavement Support: Compassionate assistance during difficult times.
  • Support Groups: Tailored groups for issues like long COVID, menopause, stress, anxiety, and sickness.
  • Schwartz Rounds: Reflective forums for open discussions about the emotional aspects of healthcare.
  • Unions: Representation and advocacy for your professional interests.
  • Join us at Norfolk and Norwich NHS Foundation Trust for a fulfilling career where your wellbeing is a top priority. Thrive in a supportive and inclusive environment that values your success and contentment as a consultant anaesthetist.

Join a diverse and supportive Anaesthesia Department where excellence is celebrated, innovation is encouraged. Enquire today.

Be part of a team of world-renowned experts

Join our specialist Team of experienced consultants, with global expertise in their specialities. Our department boasts over 60 friendly and supportive consultant anaesthetists, making us a hub of innovation and collaboration. 

“As a University Hospital, there is an abundance of opportunities for educators, and we have excellent training facilities including a simulation centre at our fingertips.” 

Dr Harrison, Anaesthetic Consultant.

Join professionals from across the country and 94 countries worldwide. Our diverse workforce brings a richness of perspectives to everything we do.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do.  You can see more detail in our Caring with PRIDE strategy.

Our PRIDE Values:

People-focused: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value each others’ diverse needs.

Respect: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to anything we do.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as a team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

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