Dr Jackie Porter Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Jackie Porter is a consultant anaesthetist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals with a specialist interest in obstetric anaesthesia. She trained at University College Hospital Medical School, London, and qualified in 1987. She trained as an anaesthetist in South London, including a two year period of research at St Thomas’ Hospital investigating the effects of epidural opioids during labour on the mother and baby. She completed her MD degree in 2001.
She has published peer reviewed papers in anaesthetic journals, and written a number of chapters for textbooks on obstetric anaesthesia.
She is the lead anaesthetist for the Acute Pain Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. Dr Porter is also the anaesthetic member for the Intrapartum Subgroup at St Thomas’ Hospital; this committee writes guidelines, reviews practice and implements any changes on the Hospital Birth Centre, to ensure the safety of mothers and babies during labour and delivery.