Dr Claire Mearns has been a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist at East Surrey Hospital for 12 years.
She gained her medical school qualification at Birmingham University and then undertook anaesthetic training in Birmingham and the Black Country. She moved to the South East to complete her training within Guys and St Thomas and hospitals within Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
She undertook specialist paediatric training in London including the retrieval job for the South Thames Retrieval Service. She is also trained and skilled at managing critically ill patients who require intensive care as well as regional anaesthesia for upper limb surgery.
She lives very locally in Horley and in her spare time provides a taxi service to her children! She is a keen skier and likes to keep fit so she can run around after her children. She recently undertook the ‘Tough Mudder’ Challenge!