The image below shows a typical anaesthesia team.

Hover your mouse over (or tap on) the team members to see what they do.

In surgery
Health care support worker Performing in the role of "runner". Responsibilities include supporting the registered practitioners during the operation.
Nurse Acting in the role of surgical first assistant for the surgeon.
Consultant general surgeon Responsible for performing the operation.
Consultant anaesthetist Administers the anaesthetic.
Nurse Acting in the role of scrub practitioner.
Nurse Acting in the role of anaesthetic practitioner providing skilled assistance to the anaesthetist on induction of the anaesthetic and in theatre.

You and your anaesthetic

This PDF gives information to help you prepare for your anaesthetic. It has been written by patients, patient representatives and anaesthetists, working together.