Nominations are being sought for up to 2 positions on the RA-UK Council, plus one trainee representative.
Each nominee must be:
i. An Ordinary member of the Society in the year of the vote and have been a member for at least one year. ii. Proposed and seconded by two Ordinary members of the Society.
Please note that only one applicant from any hospital/institution will be considered. Nominations should be returned by post and email to the Honorary Secretary at the address below by 12:00 Mon 13th April 2020.
All RA-UK members will be invited to participate in an online ballot which will commence on Monday 20th April 2020. The election results will be announced at the RA-UK Annual General Meeting in Sheffield on Tuesday 21st May 2020.
Please note that all ordinary members of RA-UK are eligible to vote. This includes Full ESRA members from the UK who have not also joined RA-UK. If you believe you are eligible to vote, but aren't an RA-UK member, please register your intent to vote prior to April 1st 2020, along with your ESRA membership number to the webmaster email.
We are delighted to announce that the shiny, brand new second edition of the RA-UK Pocket Guide to Regional Anaesthesia is now available to purchase from Amazon.
Thanks for your patience, and we hope you like the new book!
At RA-UK 2019 I noticed that one of the most photographed slides of the conference was Dr Sandy Kopps' ERAS protocol for knees, which gave me a thought....
Why not host as many regional anaesthesia and enhanced recovery protocols as you'd like to share?
In time I hope this will become a valuable resource where people can see what others are doing, learn from and be inspired by different ways of doing things, as well as just plain not reinventing the wheel each time. We are interested in hearing from institutions around the world for their contributions.
RA-UK will provide these on the basis that they do not encompass societal recommendations of care, but rather a learning resource.
I am writing this piece for the website just over a week since the 2-day #RAUK19 conference in Belfast on 16THMay 2019. The last year went past in a flash and was the culmination of hard work on the part of significant number of people, all of whom were instrumental in the production of a record-breaking meeting for RA-UK.
I must mention the incredible local organising committee consisting of Dr. Rosie Hogg, Dr. Lloyd Turbitt, Dr. Dave Johnston, Dr. Peter Merjavy and Dr. Michael Jones. Their passion and drive was contagious and they succeeded in putting together an inclusive meeting full of innovative ideas, incredible imagery, hi-tech audio-visual support and a staging set up that brought the speakers out into the audience in an engaging manner that I have never really seen at a conference before.
I received significant support from all of the RA-UK board, but special mention must go to Dr. Alan Macfarlane, our treasurer, who helped keep things on track and tempered our enthusiasm appropriately, Dr. Sim West, our webmaster, who dealt with an inordinate number of requests from us all, and Dr. Nat Haslam, our secretary who did everything else!
We were also supported by a brand-new Event Management Company, EMD, who via Kate Stephenson and Nick Gray, helped bring our dream alive.
You may also want to attach any images you'd like added to your page.
A pdf (of less than 1Mb in size) of the course program can be attached (anything else will not be uploaded), or a course advert as a jpeg (of <1mb) can be used if all the information above is self-contained and a suitable url is provided to link to).
If you wish to have your course approved by RA-UK, which will attract higher web traffic, please follow the link
RA-UK are pleased to announce the launch of a new patient information video titled "Nerve Blocks: An Information Video For Patients". The video provides information for patients undergoing surgery under an upper limb block and we would encourage all members to direct patients to this excellent resource.
The video, produced by Dr Anthony Carey and Dr Ruth Greer from Bristol, was funded by an RA-UK Small Project Grant.The videographer was Rupert Ward-Lewis.