Simon Hughes

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Main areas of interest

My main areas of interest are Major Trauma, Prehospital Emergency Care and Regional Anaesthesia. The principal surgical specialties I anaesthetise for are Orthopaedic and Trauma, Vascular, ENT and Emergency cases. 

Membership of learned societies

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland

Regional Anaesthesia UK

Trauma Care

Research interest

I have no specific research interest but have been involved with trials in major trauma and prehospital care over the last few years. 

Recent publications

Cosmetic contact lenses and the pupillary light reflex in trauma. Sehgal A, Hughes S. Journal of Intensive Care Society. July 2014; 15:3 254-5 (

Hughes S, Birt D. Continuous peripheral nerve blockade on Op Herrick 9. Journal of Royal Army Medical Corps 2009;

Hughes S, Bhonagiri D. Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome with Pulmonary Haemorrhage in the ICU. Care of the Critically Ill. 2008; 24.3: 78-80


Teaching interest

I am an instructor for both Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support courses, teach anaesthetic registrars regularly on regional anaesthesia and major trauma, as well as teaching paramedics as part of my role with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Surgeons regularly worked with

Professor Barrett

Hospital(s) where have practicing rights

Spire Hospital Southampton

Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital


I qualified as a Doctor in 1997 from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, London. I spent a total of 16 years in the RAF leaving as a Wing Commander having served in two tours of duty in Afghanistan and one during the Iraq conflict, as well as flying over 70 missions with the Critical Care Air Support Team. My anaesthetic training was in the Oxford region, London and Australia, and I was appointed Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford in 2008. Since 2012 I've been a Consultant Anaesthetist at University Hospital Southampton and recently stepped down as Director of Major Trauma. I'm very interested in prehospital emergency medicine and work two days a month on the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Outside of work I have a lovely wife and two kids, and enjoy skiing and flying (private pilots licence)