Dr Hugo Wellesley

Paediatric Anaesthetist
Dr Hugo Wellesley


Hugo Wellesley is a Paediatric Anaesthetist and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Child Health. He teaches regularly on Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) courses and gives lectures on clinical ethics and law at national and international conferences 

Languages Spoken:

  • English


  • All aspects of general paediatric anaesthesia 
  • Anaesthesia for Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Urology, General Surgery, Interventional radiology and Endoscopy 

• BSc first class honours from University of Bristol  
• MB ChB 
• MA Medical Ethics and Law - Distinction 
• Post-graduate training in the UK, Australia and South Africa  

Hugo Wellesley's primary academic interest are clinical ethics and law and he is a member of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Clinical Ethics Committee. 

News & Publications

Hugo Wellesley was the paediatric lead for producing a web-based guide to Consent and Ethics for the Royal College of Anaesthetists (www.rcoa.ac.uk/consent-ethics) and has published numerous articles and book chapters including: 

Wellesley H. Time to focus on consent but not to panic. BMJ 2017; 357:j2824. 

Wellesley H, Pownall S. AAGBI Consent Guidelines – should the advice about 16 and 17-year-olds be amended? Anaesthesia 2017; 72:666-7. 

Wellesley H, Jenkins I. Consent in children. Anaesth and Intens Care Med 2015; 16: 632-4. 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Neonate in Syme P, Jackson R & Cook T. Challenging Concepts in Anaesthesia. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2014. 

Legal Aspects of Paediatric Practice in Prout J, Jones T, Martin D. Advanced Training in Anaesthesia. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2014. 

Wellesley, H. A nudge in the right direction for organ donation--but is it enough? BMJ 2011:343;d5726. 

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