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I graduated from the University of Pune, India in 2001 and came to the UK in 2003, where I have pursued my Postgraduate training in several tertiary centres and specialist hospitals in Cardiff, Cambridge and Norwich.

Having completed my Anaesthetics specialist training in 2015, I joined as a Consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital the same year and have been a member of the Norwich Anaesthetists Group from 2016.

I am trained in all areas of Anaesthesia and maintain specialist interests in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ultrasound guided Regional anaesthesia, Major General, Maxillofacial surgery and Orthopaedics.

Besides work, I also enjoy classical music, cycling and basketball.

GMC Number: 6038612

Paul qualified from the Royal Free Hospital in London and spent his early years as a doctor in Norwich where he undertook his initial anaesthetic training. He was a Registrar in South Wales in both Swansea and Cardiff before taking an academic path at the University of Leicester and Leicester teaching hospitals where he was a Senior Registrar. Initially a Consultant in Leicester he answered the call of his youth to return to Norwich in 1994.

He has had varied anaesthetic interests whist in Norwich including Vascular, Thoracic, Intensive Care, oncology, Trauma and Orthopaedics and more latterly Spine where he has an interest in Scoliosis surgery.

Away from Norwich he is a Council member at the Association of Anaesthetists where he was Treasurer up to September 2019 and is currently Vice President.

As a hobby he is passionate about sailing where along with his family they race their Yeoman keelboat or river cruiser class yacht on the Norfolk Broads.

GMC Number: 2923587

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GMC Number: 4343138

Mark is a Consultant Anaesthetist with subspecialist interest in regional anaesthesia. Regional anaesthesia involves the use of local anaesthetic drugs to block nerve function for a period of time. This may be for pain free recovery after surgery or, for those patients who don't want to have a general anaesthetic, to allow surgery to be performed awake. It is most often used in orthopaedic surgery, but also in other types of surgery including plastic surgery and abdominal surgery.

After his medical school training Mark spent two years as a medical officer with the British Antarctic Survey. He then began his anaesthetic training with two years in Norwich, he then spent 5 years based in Cambridge doing specialist training. After completing his training he took a subspecialist fellowship in Amsterdam. Mark started as a Consultant in Norwich in 2004.

GMC Number: 3479979

Dr Fletcher is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care, appointed in 1994
He trained in London at Guys then St Thomas' Hospital, spent two years in Baltimore before a further two years at Addenbrookes and here in Norwich.
He has sub-speciality training in paediatric and neonatal anaesthesia and continues to deliver anaesthesia for children.
He played a major role in teaching and training both regionally and nationally, culminating in election to the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthesia in 2012.
He completed 7 years in this role, as vice president for the last.
He leads critical care research in Norwich and is vice chair for National Institute for Health Research, critical care.

GMC Number: 2836845

Jon Francis graduated from Sheffield University in 2000. He has trained in several major teaching centres including Sheffield, Cambridge and Norwich. In 2011 he completed a Fellowship year in Melbourne, Australia and has been a Consultant Anaesthetist in Norwich since 2013.
His main clinical interests are preoperative assessment, anaesthesia for major surgery and obstetric anaesthesia.
Outside work he enjoys coaching mini rugby, cycling and running.

GMC Number: 4723916

Special interests: major orthopaedic surgery including trauma; regional anaesthesia with a particular interest in ultrasound guided nerve blocks; total intravenous anaesthesia including sedo-analgesia.
I started my anaesthetic training in 1993 in Norwich before joining a registrar rotation in London. Post Fellowship training was undertaken in the East Anglian Region and at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. I have been a consultant anaesthetist since 2000.
Interests outside medicine: motorcycling, sailing, cooking
Ambition: to sail/ ride around the World

GMC Number: 3352638

Major interest in Obstetric and Gynaecology Anaesthesia. Orthopedics, General and Hepato-bilery surgery. Maintains an interest in all areas of Anaethesia.

GMC Number: 3303940

Khalid is a Consultant Anaesthetist with subspeciality in high risk obstetric anaesthesia, bariatric anaesthesia and regional anaesthesia. He is also skilled in the use of ultrasound to localise the epidural space and in regional anaesthesia. He maintains interest in most of other anaesthetic subspecialties.
Khalid spent three years in research investigating Monitoring the depth of anaesthesia and prevention of awareness at Northwich Park Hospital in London after that he obtained the MD degree in anaesthesia.

GMC Number: 4756178

Phil Hodgson graduated from St Bartholomew's Hospital London in 1986 and subsequently trained in most of the teaching hospitals and specialist centres in London between then and his Consultant Appointment in Norwich in 1996. His training included over two years at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Although experienced in all areas of Anaesthesia, he has sub-specialty interests in Paediatric/Neonatal Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia for Emergency Surgery. He also has interests in both Teaching and Training and is a senior examiner for The Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Outside interests include playing lead guitar in a local rock band, supporting Newcastle United and jogging in a largely futile attempt to keep fit.

GMC Number: 3124712

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GMC Number: 6067635

Consultant Anaesthetist with special interests in emergency anaesthesia and anaesthesia for plastic surgery.
Completed higher specialist training and is the lead clinician for critical care medicine at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Outside interests include cycling and learning to sail a phantom

GMC Number: 3675359

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GMC Number: 4664314

Jurgens Nortje trained in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in Cambridge and Norwich. He has been a member of the Norfolk & Norwich anaesthetic department and Norwich Anaesthetists Group since 2007.

GMC Number: 4271110

Dr Pearson graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2001 and has been practicing medicine in Norfolk since. He undertook training in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in the East of England and until 2021 worked as a Consultant in Critical Care plus General and Children's Anaesthesia at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. He returned to his hometown to work at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 2022.

GMC Number: 6030515

Dr. Santhosh Kumar Thandayuthapani
Consultant Anaesthetist.

I have been trained in two different countries (India & UK) with an anaesthetic experience spanning over 20 years. Joined as a NAG (Norwich Anaesthetic Group) partner from January 2020 with a special interest in major general surgeries, urology and thoracic anaesthesia. I also continue to do pre-assessment clinics and perform regional nerve blocks for pain relief after surgery.

My free time is devoted to a young family and relish playing musical instruments (mainly guitar). I strive hard to keep myself fit with a recent interest in cycling and playing cricket in summer.

GMC Number: 6071846

Graduate of University College London 1998. Post graduate training in general internal medicine and Member of Royal College of Physicians. I have been a Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists’s since 2007. Specialist research fellowship in Sydney, Australia. NAG partner since 2014. Specialist interest in anaesthesia for major general surgery, vascular, plastic reconstruction and upper limb surgery under regional anaesthetic block. Medical education is supported by a Post Graduate Certificate and lecture at University of East Anglia.

GMC Number: 4543567

I graduated with the MB;BS from the University of the West Indies, Kingston Jamaica in June 1991 and worked as a House Officer at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay. I did my early training in Anaesthesia at the Cornwall Regional Hospital and Kingston Public Hospitals where I obtained the diploma in Anaesthesia (UWI).

In 1995 I returned to the United Kingdom where I took up the post of Senior House Officer in Anaesthesia at the Mayday University Hospital after which I was appointed to the Anglian School of Anaesthesia gaining the FRCA in June 1998. Having achieved the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in July 2001, I was appointed Consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital that August.

My subspecialty interest is Vascular Anaesthesia and I regularly conduct Anaesthesia for Orthopaedics, Breast and Endocrine Surgery and many other specialties. I have been the College Tutor in the department at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for the Anaesthetists in Training and served as Training Programme Director for the Anaesthetic Registrars in East of England form 2013 to 2018. I was appointed as a Primary FRCA examiner for the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2019.

I enjoy leading the music and playing the Organ, Piano and Keyboards at my church in Norwich.

GMC Number: 4004194

Trained at St.Thomas’s Hospital with special interest in Cardiothoracic anaesthesia. Currently provides anaesthesia for thoracic, majuro urological and general surgery as well as acute pain management of the complex patient. Special interests include expanding the role of Anaesthesia Associates within the NHS.

Qualified in Medicine 1990 from Bristol University. Initially trained in anaesthesia and critical care in the South West, before moving to the Oxford region and the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics to complete his training.

Major interests are trauma and resuscitation and difficult airway management. Until 6 April 2021 a full time serving Royal Air Force Anaesthetist, specialising in Critical Care Aeromedical retrievals and transfers.

General Anaesthetist with regular trauma, thoracic and ENT head and neck surgery. During the COVID pandemic lead the Norfolk and Norwich Critical Care Transfer and Retrieval Service. He has worked at the Norfolk and Norwich since 2011.

GMC Number: 3454341

Vascular anaesthetist, dealing with high risk cardiovascular patients.

Regional anaesthetist with special interest in ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia for upper limb surgery.

Anaesthesia for bariatric surgery, dealing with obesity related anaesthesia.

GMC Number: 4323718

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