RA-UK Board

The RA-UK Board 2020



rsz 1amitDr Amit Pawa is the current president of RA-UK as from May 2018. He is a consultant at Guys and St Thomas' Hospital in London. He is a dedicated regional anaesthetist, and is speciality and educational lead for RA. He has pioneered work in awake breast surgery, and lectures internationally. @amit_pawa



President Elect

AMDr Alan Macfarlane is a consultant and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and a honorary senior lecturer at the university. He has published widely on outcomes in regional anaesthesia and lectures internationally. @ajrmacfarlane




Honorary Secretary

nathaslamDr Nat Haslam is a consultant at City Hospitals, Sunderland. His interests include trauma, block rooms and education. Nat is the honorary secretary for RA-UK, he deals with membership, elections, minutes and general daily running of the society. @nathaslam





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 Dr Lloyd Turbitt is a consultant in Belfast. He is leading transformation at his hospital, introducing a streamlined hand service. He co-organised the 2019 RA-UK conference in Belfast. Lloyd is currently the treasurer for RA-UK and is responsible for the finances. @LloydTurbitt




Webmaster and Comms

16 photoDr Simeon West is a consultant at UCLH, his interests include medical device development, interventional trials, and of course regional anaesthesia. Sim writes and updates the website, maintains the course booking and manages the society communications such as the newsletter. @uclhregional




Other Board Members

Picture1Dr Ash Gupta is lead clinician for regional anaesthesia & trainer for advanced module training in regional anaesthesia. He is a board member of North East Society of Regional Anaesthesia and is a founding faculty member of the MSc in RA at UEA. Ash is our lead for research. @ashwani_doc



benfox.JPGDr Ben Fox is a consultant at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn, Ben is the course director of the Regional Anaesthesia MSc at the UEA, and is interested in education and standards, as well as being an award winning filmaker. @BenjaminLukeFox






 Dr Maria Sebastian is a consultant at the RNOH in Stanmore. She came to the UK for an RA fellowship and liked it so much she stayed. She is leading the advancement of RA at one of the 4 national orthopaedic centres, and is highly active in teaching and training. Maria is our lead for equality and diversity. @mariapsebastian




 Dr Jonathan Womack is a consultant at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where he leads RA services. He is heavily involved in RA education, a diplomat and now faculty member of the RA MSc, and research, where his interests include cadaveric studies and teaching of technical skills. @womackjonathan





Trainee Board Member

TADr Toby Ashken is a  trainee in the Imperial School of Anaesthesia in the London Deanery. He has recently completed a fellowship in RA at UCLH, he's been actively researching and publishing in the field, and is establishing himself as true enthusiast in RA. @numboblivion




Coopted Board Member

DJDr David Johnson from Belfast has been coopted for next years ASM. David works as a consultant in Belfast and has specialist interest in acute pain management, regional anaesthesia and peri-operative research. Involved in orthopaedic and trauma block room development, rib fracture analgesia program and PI for ongoing thoracic and orthopaedic trials. @davejohnston24

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