Dr Nuala Lucas & Dr Cleave Gass

Leaders in anaesthesia


Leaders in anaesthesia.

Dr Cleave Gass is a Consultant Anaesthetist at The Portland Hospital, and qualified from the University of Cape Town and trained in anaesthesia in London. Dr Gass has a special interest in obstetrics, and is also an Associate Medical Director and Director of Post Graduate Medical Education at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Gass is an Educational Monitoring Associate for the GMC and an Assessor for the National Clinical Advisory Service.

Dr Gass holds a Master’s Degree in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Glasgow and his published work includes book chapters on consent in labour  and the Obstetric Analgesia and Anaesthesia, in the Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Dr Nuala Lucas is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, Middlesex. She is the Honorary Secretary Elect of the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association chairs the Education sub-committee.

She was the obstetric anaesthetic representative for the NICE Caesarean Section Guideline update published in 2011. She was a member of the joint Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association/Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Working Party for Guidelines for Obstetric Anaesthesia Services published in 2013.

Dr Lucas co-authored the Handbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia.

Services provided to HCA


These doctors provide medical advisory services for HCA's The Portland Hospital. In their role, they lead interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.

In their role, they contribute to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding anaesthesia and advise HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In their role, they advise on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the anaesthesia area.

In addition, they work with medical insurance companies, GPs, other relevant local NHS contacts, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates to anaesthesia available in the facility.

Furthermore, they advise on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. They will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care.

All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK.
From January to December 2017, the total charge for Dr Nuala Lucas and Dr Cleave Gass was £16,114.00.
HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.

The information disclosed on this page in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 is true and accurate to the best of HCA’s knowledge and belief.