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The UK defence anaesthesia experience with the Zambia Anaesthesia Development Programme
  1. Rhys L Davies1,
  2. M Boyd2,
  3. I JS Lewin3,
  4. C Duffield4,
  5. T GD Woolley5,
  6. D P Hall6 and
  7. E Coley6
  1. 1Shackleton Department of Anaesthetics, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK
  2. 2Department of Anaesthetics and Perioperative Medicine, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Torquay, UK
  3. 3Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London, UK
  4. 4Department of Anaesthesia, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  5. 5Department of Anaesthesia, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
  6. 6Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Maj Rhys L Davies, Shackleton Department of Anaesthetics, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK; rhys.davies{at}


For 18 months UK military anaesthetic trainees have been travelling to Zambia for a 3-month fellowship under the auspices of the Zambia Anaesthesia Development Programme. In this article we will discuss the history, current state and future intent of the fellowship in order to better inform the anaesthetic cadre and wider UK Defence Medical Services.

  • adult anaesthesia
  • paediatric anaesthesia
  • adult intensive & critical care

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  • Contributors RLD, MB and IJSL conceived the article. All authors contributed at least one paragraph. RLD coordinated and edited the manuscript. EC revised the manuscript. All authors approved the final submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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