Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
I qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1990. I trained in the East Midlands and spent a year as a senior clinical fellow in Sydney, Australia. I am currently a consultant anaesthetist in Nottingham and have been developing our regional anaesthesia programme since my appointment in 2001. I currently supervise our local regional anaesthesia training modules, a regional fellowship and an MD student.
I have contributed to further education in ultrasound-guided techniques in the UK by helping to develop a teaching area at ra-uk.org and run national courses for over ten years. I am a board member of Regional Anaesthesia UK. I regularly run workshops & deliver lectures at national and international meetings on ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia and have authored a number of articles on the subject. I was also an editor with the UK scientific journal ‘Anaesthesia’ for 2 ½ years.
I have been performing ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia for a number of years, and I believe this technique (when properly used) is the gold-standard technique for the delivery of peripheral regional anaesthesia. This means our regional blocks cause the least discomfort to our patients with extremely high success rates; allowing patients to avoid general anaesthesia and have their procedures either awake or under sedation (as they wish).