Consultant in Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough, UK

  • Consultant in Anaesthesia and Sleep Medicine South Tees Hospitals at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2002 to date)
  • Clinical Lead for South Tees Prehabilitation implementation and strategy
  • Anaesthetic training: Northern Deanery (1992 - 2002)
  • Fellowship training: Australia (1998/9) and Canada (2000/1)

Clinical interests

  • Preparation and perioperative care of patients for high-risk surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and risk evaluation
  • Sleep Medicine

Quality Improvement

  • PREP - developed Prehabilitation toolkit for primary care clinicians
  • PREPWELL - leading a regional programme with Public Health specialists to develop, implement and sustain a community-based health and wellbeing programme for patients before surgery. Over the last 2 years our team have developed an innovative digital programme to support patients remotely.

Research interests

  • Improving patient fitness for surgery through multimodal intervention
  • Patient behaviour change preoperatively including use of digital and wearable technology - currently chief investigator on iPREPWELL; our team are co-developing a digital prehabilitation platform with patients and healthcare professionals.
  • Evaluating the effect of pharmacological interventions in simulated haemorrhage and tissue trauma - run volunteer programme with Ministry of Defence UK

Other Roles

  • Honorary Professor Hull York Medical School, Visiting Professor at Teesside University and Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University
  • Vice-President International Prehabilitation Society
  • Faculty for European and National Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Courses
  • Co-lead organiser 3rd World Congress in Prehabilitation (London 2019)
  • Twitter - @GerryDanjoux