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Our Anaesthetics Consultants

Dr Alex d'Agapeyeff

Dr Jon Williams anaesthetistAlex qualified from the University of London in 1998 and has been a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital since 2010.

Dr Sarah Bakewell

Dr Sara Bakewell anaesthetistSarah Bakewell was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in 2000. She originally qualified from Bristol in 1989, and undertook anaesthetic training in the South West and Cambridge.

Her clinical interests are in ENT anaesthesia and difficult airway management. She is also committed to teaching and training, and is the current Royal College Tutor for anaesthetic training in Gloucester.

Dr Mike Copp

Dr Mike Copp anaesthetistMike Copp has been a consultant anaesthetist at Cheltenham General Hospital since 1995. He has recently completed a 5 year term as the Clinical Director for Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Services for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Mike qualified from King's College Hospital London and trained in London and Southampton. He spent a year as a Visiting Professor at Duke University Medical Centre North Carolina USA and was a research fellow at The London Chest Hospital for two years.

He is a member of the British Medical Association Medical Managers Committee. His clinical interests are the difficult airway, vascular anaesthesia and regional anaesthesia of the upper limb. His outside interests include tennis, golf, skiing and Gloucester Rugby Club.

Dr Ian Crabb

Dr Ian Crabb anaesthetistIan Crabb qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1983 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1991.

His training included two years in Australia as a Fellow in Critical Care at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, and anaesthesia at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

He was appointed as a consultant at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in 1998 and is currently the Lead Clinician for the Department of Critical Care.

Dr James de Courcy

Dr James De Courcy anaesthetistJames de Courcy trained at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London, which was followed by early anaesthetic and paediatric training in Gloucester.

He completed his anaesthetic training in Southampton and Newcastle, where he undertook further subspecialist training in pain medicine.

James was appointed as a consultant in pain medicine and anaesthesia in Cheltenham in 1993. When not at work, James enjoys cycling, mountain walking and cross-country skiing.

Dr Warren Doherty

Dr Warren Doherty anaesthetistWarren Doherty has been a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care in Cheltenham since 2004.

He qualified in 1993 from Dundee, having also completed a BMSc. in medical psychology. Warren then trained in anaesthesia and intensive care in Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham before moving to Cheltenham as a consultant.

His special interests include regional anaesthesia, infection control and patient safety. He also has a keen interest in teaching and training and is the local Intercollegiate Board tutor for intensive care medicine.

Dr PAUL Downie

Dr Jon Williams anaesthetistPaul qualified from the Royal Free Medical School in 1996. He trained in anaesthesia and intensive care at Kings College and University College, London. He was also Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, College of Medicine, University of Malawi.

He was appointed as a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in 2010..

Dr Jon Francis

Dr Jon Francis anaesthetistJon Francis practices as a consultant in pain medicine and anaesthesia in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as well as the Cheltenham Nuffield and Gloucester Winfield Hospitals. He qualified from Southampton University Medical School in 1990 and underwent specialist training in Cambridge University Hospitals and East Anglia, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1995.

After becoming a specialist he spent a further year in the field of pain Medicine in London's St Bartholomew's and Whipps Cross Hospitals. As well as providing anaesthesia for a range of surgical cases, Dr Francis runs a pain clinic at the Cheltenham Nuffield Hospital. He is happy to provide assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of painful conditions, particularly spinal pain.

He is experienced in the use of injection treatments into joints and around nerves of the spine to alleviate back pain and sciatica. He is experienced in optimising pain relieving medications and liaises closely with physiotherapists and, when appropriate, psychologists to facilitate the rehabilitation process. Outside medicine he is kept busy with 4 young children and his love of cycling.

Dr David Goodrum

Dr David Goodrum anaesthetistDavid Goodrum qualified in Bristol in 1978 and has been a Consultant in Gloucestershire since 1992, having trained in Bristol and Southampton.

He is a former Clinical Director of Anaesthesia in Cheltenham and currently also holds a position of Associate Medical Director for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. David has a keen interest in maintaining professional standards and patient safety and is the Designated Consultant for Governance at the Cheltenham and Gloucestershire Nuffield Hospital.

Whilst maintaining an expertise in anaesthesia for most types of surgery, his main clinical focus is towards regional anaesthesia for orthopaedics, especially revision joint surgery and anaesthesia for both upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery.

Dr MARK HASLAM

Dr Jon Williams anaesthetistMark qualified from Nottingham University in 1997 and trained in medicine, anaesthesia and intensive care in the South West region. 

He has been a consultant anaesthetist at Cheltenham General Hospital since 2009, with a sub-speciality interest in intensive care. .

Dr Trevor Johnson

Dr Trevor Johnson anaesthetistTrevor Johnson qualified in Sheffield in 1988 and spent four years working in New Zealand before returning to the UK. He trained in anaesthesia in Bristol and Sheffield and was appointed as a consultant in 2002.

He also worked at the Oregon Health & Science University in the United States for two years prior to taking up his post in Cheltenham.

Trevor is the current Chairman of GAS and has special interests in regional anaesthesia, anaesthetic preassessment and longterm vascular access for chemotherapy.

Dr Sunny Karadia

Dr Sunny Karadia  anaesthetistHaving qualified in London in 1990, Dr Karadia began his anaesthetic training in his home town of Cheltenham before moving to Southampton.

He has also spent a year in anaesthetic practice at the University of Michigan in the United States.

Sunny has a particular interest in teaching and education and is the Royal College of Anaesthetists Tutor in Cheltenham.

Dr Chris Mather

Dr Chris Mather anaesthetistChris Mather trained in Bristol and has been a consultant in Cheltenham since 1997.

He also spent three years working at the University of Washington and Children's Hospitals in Seattle.

He is currently the Clinical Director of Anaesthesia at Cheltenham General Hospital and his major clinical interests are in vascular, orthopaedic and ophthalmic anaesthesia.

Dr Alastair McCrirrick

Dr Alastair McCrirrick anaesthetistAlastair McCrirrick qualified from Southampton Medical School in 1983 and was a Medical Officer in The Royal Air Force from 1984 to 1989, completing his anaesthetic training in Bristol, Plymouth and Perth, Western Australia, from 1990 to 1994.

He was appointed as a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in 2004 and became Chief of Anaesthesia and Critical Care in Bermuda from 2004 to 2006. He returned to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in 2006, and is currently Clinical Director of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.

His current specialist interests include anaesthesia for orthopaedic joint replacement surgery and total intravenous anaesthesia.

Dr Caleb McKinstry

Dr Caleb McKinstry anaesthetistQualifying in Southampton in 1993, Caleb has been a consultant in Cheltenham General Hospital since 2006 following a year working in anaesthesia and intensive care in Perth, Western Australia.

Previously he undertook specialist training in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in the Bristol region, which followed time spent in medical and anaesthetic training on the South Coast.

His special interests include critical care medicine and regional anaesthesia. Outside work he enjoys flying, windsurfing, skiing and running.

Dr Mike McSwiney

Dr Mike McSwiney anaesthetistMike McSwiney qualified from Imperial College, London, and trained in anaesthesia in London, Bristol, Sydney, Dublin and Southampton.

He has been a consultant in Cheltenham since 1995 and his major clinical interest is in vascular anaesthesia.

Dr Yvonne Marney

Dr Yvonne Marney anaesthetistYvonne Marney has been a Consultant Anaesthetist in Cheltenham General Hospital since 2005. Prior to this she was a consultant in Southmead Hospital, Bristol for 2 years.

Having graduated from Dundee University in 1990, Yvonne trained in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in South Wales, New Zealand and Bristol.

Her main subspecialty interest is in intensive care.

Dr Sarah Muddle

Dr Sarah Muddle anaesthetistSarah Muddle trained in London, and completed her postgraduate anaesthesia studies in Oxford.

She spent 18 months in Melbourne, Australia, as a Fellow in neuroanaesthesia, and has been a consultant in Gloucester since 2008.

Her current interests include clinical governance, anaesthesia for day surgery and ENT.

Dr Matt Oram

Dr Matt Oram anaesthetistDr Oram was appointed as a consultant in critical care and anaesthesia in Cheltenham in 2005.

He originally qualified in Cardiff in 1993 and did his postgraduate training in South Wales, South West England and Australia.

His clinical interests are in intensive care and regional anaesthesia.

Dr Robert Orme

Dr Robert Orme anaesthetistDr Orme has been a consultant in Cheltenham since 2004. Having graduated from the University of Dundee in 1993 he trained in anaesthesia and critical care in Exeter, New Zealand and Oxford.

His main subspecialty interest is intensive care and he is currently the Director of Intensive Care at Cheltenham General Hospital.

His other main interest is the use of ultrasound in anaesthesia and intensive care. Robert is an avid golfer with a handicap of 5.

Dr Mahesh Parmar

Dr Mahesh Parmar anaesthetistMahesh Parmar qualified in 1988 from The Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London. He trained in anaesthesia at The Southampton University Hospitals, Chichester, Winchester and Salisbury District General Hospitals.

During this time he also spent a year as a registrar in intensive care in Sydney, Australia and six months as a registrar in pain management in Portsmouth. He was appointed as a Consultant at Cheltenham General Hospital in 2000 and his special interests include orthopaedic anaesthesia, teaching and training.

He lives in Cheltenham with his wife and two boys and enjoys sailing, cycling, tennis and Indo-European history.

Dr Tom Perris

Dr Tom Perris anaesthetistHaving qualified in Bristol, Tom completed his anaesthesia training in Birmingham.

He also spent a year working at the University of Washington in Seattle before his appointment in Gloucester in 2003.

He has interests in critical care, regional anaesthesia and ultrasound.

Dr Belinda Pryle

Dr Belinda Pryle anaesthetistBelinda Pryle qualified in 1983 from the Middlesex hospital in London and trained in anaesthesia in London and the South West region.

She has been a consultant in Gloucester since 1994. She has a wide anaesthetic practice with interests in orthopaedics, ophthalmic and regional anaesthesia, plastics, complex laparoscopic and upper gastrointestinal surgery.

Dr Mandy Rees

Dr Mandy Rees anaesthetistDr Rees qualified in 1991 at St Bartholomews Hospital and undertook her anaesthesia training in London.

She was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist at Cheltenham General Hospital in 2005.

Her special interest is in obstetric anaesthesia, for which she is the lead consultant in Cheltenham.

Dr Ted Rees

Dr Ted Rees anaesthetistTed Rees trained as an anaesthetist in the South West region with spells in Australia and New Zealand.

He has been a consultant anaesthetist in Cheltenham since 2000. He has particular interests in obstetric anaesthesia and medical education. He was the lead obstetric anaesthetist 2000-2005 and College Tutor 2004-2007.

In the Bristol School of Anaesthesia he was Chairman of the Specialist Training Committee 2007-2009 and in October 2008 was appointed Training Programme Director for specialty trainees for the Bristol/Severn region.

His other interests include running, cycling and playing football (badly).

Dr Judith Stedeford

Dr Judith Stedeford anaesthetistJudith trained at Oxford University followed by St Bartholomew's Hospital and qualified in 1993.

After general medical training she started her anaesthetic career in 1997 and completed her training in 2005, and was then appointed as a consultant at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in October 2005.

She regularly anaesthetises both children and adults of all ages and has regular sessions in orthopaedics, general surgery and ENT surgery.

Dr Steven Twigg

Dr Steven Twigg anaesthetistSteven Twigg graduated from Cambridge University in 1992.

His subsequent medical and anaesthetic specialist training was based in Bristol, and he was appointed consultant in anaesthesia with an interest in critical care at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in 2005.

His main interests are critical care medicine and anaesthesia for major orthopaedic cases utilising regional anaesthetic techniques.

Dr Leon Visser

Dr Leon Visser anaesthetistLeon Visser qualified from the University of Pretoria in 1990 and later came to the UK, where he trained in anaesthesia in the South West region.

He spent two years at the University of Michigan in the United States undertaking anaesthesia for cardiac and liver transplant surgery before taking up his consultant post in Cheltenham in 2002.

His major clinical interest is in anaesthesia for vascular surgery.

Dr Jon Williams

Dr Jon Williams anaesthetistDr Williams has been a consultant at Cheltenham General Hospital since 2002, having previously been a consultant at Bristol Royal Infirmary.

He trained in Bristol and has subspecialty interests in paediatric anaesthesia and longterm vascular access for chemotherapy.

Dr Sam Andrews

Dr Owen Bodycombe

Dr Andrew Foo

Dr Henry Murdoch

Dr Marcin Pachuki

Dr Carolyn Warr

Dr Simon Webster

Dr David Windsor