Consultant Profile

Dr Matthew Williams

Dr Matthew Williams MB, ChB, DCH, FRCA, PGCertMed, FFICM
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Anaesthetics
    • Critical care
Special clinical interests:

Intensive care medicine
Difficult airway management
Human factors in healthcare
Medical education

Research interests:

Simulation training in healthcare

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
Academic Department of Critical Care, University of Portsmouth

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Anaesthetists
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Intensive Care Society
British Medical Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
Portsmouth Anaesthetic Group
Private secretary:
Alison Moore
Private secretary telephone number:
02392 422034
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Matthew Williams has been a Consultant since January 2005, practicing Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in the NHS at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth and providing private anaesthetic services at Spire as a member of the Portsmouth Anaesthetic Group.

During his time in specialist anaesthetic and intensive care medicine training, he worked in Exeter, Taunton, Winchester, Melbourne in Australia, Portsmouth, Swindon and Southampton. He also spent a year at the end of his training as a Visiting Instructor (Attending level practice) in Anesthesiology at Ann Arbor, Michigan, one of the top 10 teaching institutions in the USA. 

Dr Williams has a major interest in medical education and patient safety. He has formal training in education and also has major roles in overseeing the training of the next generation of specialist anaesthetists and intensivists.  He is the Lead for Simulation training at Portsmouth Hospitals, an increasingly important tool in ensuring safe training, and effective safe provision of healthcare.

Being a partner in Portsmouth Anaesthetic Group (PAG) gives enormous benefits to patients that he treats. As a group, they are able to provide 24/7 on-call cover for their patients, ensuring that Consultant Anaesthetic input is always available. They provide a comprehensive care package covering the entire perioperative period. PAG’s preoperative assessment service prepares patients prior to surgery and the diverse skill mix gives patients high quality intraoperative care and, in the event of a requirement for transfer to an acute unit, patients have excellent critical care support.

Personal profile:

Dr Williams was brought up locally, as was his wife. After both spending time developing their careers elsewhere, they are delighted to have settled their family (they have two daughters) back into the Hampshire area that they love so much.

When not working, Matthew enjoys keeping active and fit. He has always played sports; he continues to play, coach (level 2 qualified) and umpire hockey and now supports his girls in their school and club hockey. He also regularly swims and cycles, and every year will set a target to drive his training, whether it be a cyclosportive or a triathlon. In 2011, Dr Williams very much enjoyed riding the Pyrenees: over two days, they cycled the route that Bradley Wiggins would cycle in 2012 in one! In the summer months, Matthew and his family also like to spend time sailing.

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Dr Matthew Williams

Dr Matthew Williams Anaesthetics Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

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