Dr Vanessa Purday

Consultant Anaesthetist


Personal profile

Dr Vanessa Purday completed her postgraduate training in the South West of England, with a year of advanced training in intensive care medicine. After completing her training in 2004 she was a Locum Consultant at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth and the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital before being appointed to a substantive Consultant post in Exeter in 2006. 

After spending 18 months overseas in Western Australia she was appointed to a Consultant post at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford. She practices in all areas of anaesthesia, with a specialist interest in interscalene local anaesthetic blocks for shoulder surgery.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Association of Anaesthetists Great Britain/Ireland
  • Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

Clinical Interests

  • Specialist experience in anaesthesia for shoulder surgery
  • Colorectal/upper gastrointestinal surgery

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