Whittington Hospital

The Whittington Hospital is a 500 bedded DGH in Highgate, North London. It is forms one of the 3 hospitals in UCL medical school.
The anaesthetic department supplies anaesthetic services to all areas of the trust.
There are 10 operating theatres; surgery performed includes general, bariatric, colorectal, gynaecology, urology, orthopaedics, spinal surgery and paediatric dental. We have a busy Labour ward with around 3600 deliveries per year.
Anaesthetic staff also provide support to the emergency department, pain management service, pre operative assessment clinic, Intensive care and outreach teams.

Hospital typeGeneral (DGH) Hospital
AddressMagdala Avenue, Archway
N19 5NF
Modules and
Training opportunities 

Bariatric Fellow post - 6 months
Obstetric Fellow post – 6 months

Educational activities

Weekly - departmental meetings, which all members of the department are required to attend, are held at 0800 on Thursday.
Monthly - training and educational afternoons are held which include audit presentations.
Trainees are released to attend school teaching sessions.
In house weekly consultant lead trainee teaching

The anaesthetic rest room in theatres has reference bench books and desk top PCs with internet access for trainees use.
There is a multidisciplinary library which stocks a range of anaesthetic journals and text books together with an excellent computer based resource.

A skills lab and simulator centre is housed in the education centre. We have ATLS, APLS and ALS courses on site.

There are many opportunities to be involved in teaching within the trust.


1 in 8 rota for CT
1 in 7 for ST
New contract compliant.
Rota lead Dr Trudi Young

3 rota lines
CT1/2 and ST3 + for theatres, acute pain service, cardiac arrests and helping in obstetrics.

Obstetric Reg anaesthesia ST3+/SpR.

The ICU has a separate resident CT2 and middle grade rota.

CT level
9 CT1/2/ACCS trainees

ST level
8 ST 3+
6 Trust grade speciality doctors

Consultant and permanent staff

Sola Makinde - Clinical lead
Catherine Shaw – Regional Advisor North Central school
Trudi Young – College Tutor, rota co-ordinator
Tim Blackburn - Day surgery lead, Equipment lead
Kostas Miltsios - Obstetric lead
Samina Ishaq -Acute Pain Lead
Basil Almahdi - Chronic Pain service, Undergraduate Lead
Katie Batte – Simulation Lead,
Maurice Dunstan - Airway lead
Ahmad Ziyad - Bariatric Lead
Ahmed Chekairi -Preoperative assessment lead
Denise Lim - Audit Lead
Sotiris Nicholas – Paediatric Lead
Asela Wilmalaratne – Leave Co-ordinator
Sarah Ward

ICM/Anaesthetic Consultants
Nick Harper - ICU, Divisional director
Sarah Gillis – ICU Clinical lead Outreach
Andrew Badacsonyi – ICU Educational supervisor lead

Further information and contacts

Katherine Batte
College Tutor AND Rota Coordinator
College Tutor; also deals with Annual Leave and Rota enquiries

Trudi Young
School Executive
Senior member of the School.

Less-than-full-time Training Programme Director
Trudi Young
School Executive
Senior member of the School.

TPD for years ST3 to 7
Catherine Shaw
School Executive
Senior member of the School.

Regional advisor


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