Anaesthetics and ICM

Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine Training Programme

East Kent offer excellent training opportunities on all three main sites in both Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent & Canterbury Hospital and The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford. We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, serving a local population of around 759,000 people.

“I hope you will enjoy your time in East Kent, in my opinion it provides superb training opportunities in a friendly environment, situated in the beautiful “Garden of England”, an excellent combination!” Dr Ritoo Kapoor, Anaesthetics Faculty Lead / K&C College Tutor

Why train and learn in the Anaesthetics and ICM Programme at East Kent?


There are excellent training opportunities in the following:

  • Chronic Pain

  • Regional vascular centre

  • Regional anaesthesia – dedicated upper limb lists

  • High risk anaesthesia – consultant lead high-risk pre-assessment clinics

  • Advanced airway management - lists available at alternate sites, including major head & neck oncology

  • Major urology – Robot-assisted laparoscopic procedures

We have an active and engaged group of consultants, clinical and educational supervisors.

We offer a high-quality experience in a broad range of subspecialties including: Critical Care, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Regional Anaesthesia, General Surgery, Urology (including robotic surgery), Vascular, Maxillofacial & Dental, ENT, Ophthalmic, Pain Medicine, Radiology and Interventional radiology.

Intensive Care

At all main sites, you will be able to gain experience in various procedures including percutaneous tracheostomies, chest drain insertion, PICC line insertion etc with an active and engaged group of Consultants, Clinical and Educational Supervisors.

There are opportunities to participate in research and audit projects with an emphasis on contributing to improvement in patient safety and management and the opportunity to present and publish nationally and internationally.

Both the Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Departments offer a caring and supportive learning environment and deliver quality core curriculum topics through the following routes:

  • Weekly protected teaching

  • Weekly journal club

  • Divisional audit days

  • Excellent in-house simulation training

What our Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Doctors say

“Excellent team, very supportive, friendly and a safe environment to work and learn.”

“Great formal teaching sessions and pastoral support”

‘’There were good formal teaching opportunities and rota management. I was able to attend teaching along with training days. ‘’

‘’Good exposure and encouragement for independent thought and practice”

“Consultants very happy and willing to complete assessments.”

“Excellent team, excellent teaching, love working in this ITU”

Key Contacts:

William Harvey Hospital

Aalia Sange - College Tutor

Christina Schneider-Smith - LFG Lead

Sharon Moses – Divisional Support Assistant

Claire Banks – Medical Education Administrator – Trust Wide

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital

Henry Thanuvan – College Tutor

Elizabet Nunes – Divisional Support Assistant

Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Ritoo Kapoor – College Tutor

Sam Shearer – Divisional Support Assistant (Interim)