Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
I qualified in 1998 from Nottingham University and trained as an anaesthetist through the Nottingham & East Midlands School of Anaesthesia (Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield and Lincoln). I undertook a Fellowship in Regional Anaesthesia at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham in 2007, where I developed further my interest in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks.
I was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist (with a Sub-Specialty interest in Regional Anaesthesia) in Nottingham in 2009. Teaching is a significant part of my role, both locally and nationally. I work closely with Regional Anaesthesia UK, running courses to teach ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. Delegates for these come from both the UK and abroad. My clinical practice includes anaesthesia for both arthroscopic and open shoulder and elbow surgery, a majority of which is performed under regional anaesthesia. Ultrasound-guided single shot nerve blocks enable patients to undergo surgery either awake or under sedation, avoiding general anaesthesia. The blocks can be continued for up to two days for major open surgery using continuous nerve sheath catheter techniques.