Dr Rachel Smith

Consultant - Anaesthetics, Theatres and Delivery Suite

Telephone Number: 01204 390719

Professional Background

Dr Smith obtained a BSc Med Sci from St Andrews in 1989, a MB ChB from Manchester in 1992, a FRCA from London in 1999 and a CCST Anaesthesia in 2003.

Dr Smith has worked in Perth, Australia in 2001 and also the North West of England coming to work at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust in October 2003.

She is a member of the Royal College of Anaesthesia, the Association of Anaesthetists, the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association and the Difficult Airway Society.

Special Interests and Research

Dr Smith has special interests in emergency, ENT, paediatric and obstetric anaesthesia and is difficult airway lead.

Dr Rachel Smith works in the following services:


The Anaesthetic Department provides a specialist service in support of surgery, urology, ophthalmology, paediatrics and maternity, caring for patients before, during and after surgery or other procedures. The highly experienced team comprises many specialists. Bolton Theatre Team won the 2011 Patient Safety Awards for Patient Safety in Surgery.