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Consultant Anaesthetist
Nottingham University Hospitals

I graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 2002. I undertook anaesthetic training in the East Midlands, including a year-long fellowship in regional anaesthesia at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust I was appointed as Consultant Anaesthetist at NUH in October 2012. My clinical interests include regional anesthesia, trauma and emergency anaesthesia.

I am heavily involved in teaching ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia both locally, for trainee anaesthetists in our region, and on nationally run courses. I have authored several publications in this field and was instrumental in introducing a national patient safety initiative to reduce the incidence of adverse events during regional anaesthesia.

My clinical practice includes anaesthesia for shoulder, elbow and hand surgery – the vast majority of which is performed using ultrasound-guided regional nerve blocks. This allows patients to stay awake or have just light sedation during their surgery. The use of continuous nerve catheter techniques can be used to provide pain relief for several days after more major surgery.