Matthew Marsh

Matthew Marsh

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Main areas of interest

My main areas of interest are anaesthesia for orthopaedic and spinal surgery as well as a special interest in providing safe effective sedation for endoscopy, ophthalmology and dental procedures. I have a keen interest in the use of ultrasound guided local anaesthetic injections to relieve pain after lower limb surgery. This technique of placing local anaesthetic around nerves allows patients to receive high quality pain relief after what can otherwise be painful surgery.

I am able to offer the full range of anaesthetic techniques, including general anaesthesia, spinal injections, sedation and regional nerve blocks. These can be tailored according to the wishes of my patients occording to their suitability and to the operation being undertaken. 

Membership of learned societies

Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists

Member of Royal College of Physicians

Member of Association of Anaesthetists

Member of British Association of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists

Teaching interest

I regularly teach our anaesthetic trainees in the operating theatre, encouraging them to become competent in techniques such as regional anaesthesia. Since 2009 I have been the course coordinator of the highly regarded twice yearly Primary FRCA revision course, this helps our trainees prepare for their post graduate examinations.

I lecture four times a year to the trainee anaesthetists sitting their anaesthetic exams on topics inclding vascular anaesthsia and the use of new drugs for preventing blood clots.

Surgeons regularly worked with

Mr Nick Hancock  Consultant Knee Surgeon (

Mr John Fowler Consultant Spinal Surgeon (

Mr Chris Jack Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hospital(s) where have practicing rights

BMI Sarum Road

Winchester Wessex Nuffield

Chandlers Ford Spire Southampton


I studied medicine at the University of Southampton, qualifying in 1997. My postgraduate training has taken place in the UK with my anaesthetic training through the Wessex School of Anaesthesia. I became a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2004 and have been a Consultant at University Hospital Southampton since 2008.

I am married to a pharmacist and have 3 young children that keep me on my toes. I enjoy sailing my small yacht in the Solent when possible, am a keen skier and have more recently taken up cycling for the health benefits it brings.