PO Box 3
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Colney Lane
Norwich NR4 7ZZ
T: 01603 287089 F: 01603 287669
E: group@norwichanaesthetists.co.uk

Our Consultants

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Dr Siddharth Adyanthaya - MB BS, FRCA

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Dr Paul Barker - MBBS FRCA

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Dr Manasi Bhagwat - FRCA

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Dr Akesh Dhrampal

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Dr Mark Dixon - MBChB FRCA

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.

Dr Bruce Fleming - MBChB, FRCA

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Dr Simon Fletcher - MB BS FRCA FRCP FFICM

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Dr Jon Francis - MBChB MRCS(Ed) FRCA

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Dr Roger Garforth - MB ChB, DCH, FRCA

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

Dr John Harrad - M.B. B.S. F.F.A.R.C.S.I.

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

Dr Robert Harwood - MB,BS, DA, FRCA

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Dr Khalid Hasan - FFARCSI, MD

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Dr Philip Hodgson - MB BS FRCA

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.

Dr Michael Hudspith - PhD FRCA FFPMRCA

Mike Hudspith trained in Pharmacology and Anaesthesia in London and Cambridge, before undertaking higher training in Pain Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney. Dr Hudspith has been a Consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine in Norwich since 1999 and is experienced in interventional and non-interventional management of chronic pain as well as general and regional anaesthesia.


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Dr Lorna Kerr

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Dr Timothy Leary - MA MB BCHir FRCA

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


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Dr Jurgens Nortje - MBChB FRCA MD

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.

Dr Nicholas Saunders - MBBS MRCP FRCA FHEA

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Dr Christopher Sharpe

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Dr David Spackman - MB BS FRCA

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Dr Morne Wolmarans - MBChB FRCA EDRA

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.

Dr Nicholas Woodall - MB ChB FRCA

Nick Woodall joined the Norwich Anaesthetists Group in 1991 after 9 years of anaesthesia training in Liverpool, London and the US and recently returned from a sabbatical in New Zealand. Nick has extensive experience in all areas of anaesthetic practice and has a special or research interest in vascular, plastics, thoracic, head, neck and airway problems. Along with Rob Harwood and Graham Barker (also NAG partners), Nick developed the Norwich endoscopic airway training course as a unique method of training in airway management.

Away from the operating theatres he enjoys skiing with his family, running, reading and is a secret cyclist. Nick previously cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats and back again to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Campaign. He completed a 120 mile stage of the Tour de France through the Pyrenees and followed this in 2013 by riding the whole route of the Tour de France one week ahead of the professionals, to raise money for the William Wates Memorial Trust.