SALG Joint meeting

Online event:

Patient Safety Conference 2022 - Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group - Thursday 17th November 2022

Organisers: SALG co-chairs: Dr Peter Young, Association of Anaesthetists, Dr Felicity Plaat, Royal College of Anaesthetists and Dr Nat Haslam, Regional Anaesthesia UK.

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group Patient Safety Conference will be held online this year on Thursday 17 November 2022 in collaboration with Regional Anaesthesia UK. The first session will include engaging lectures around the current work of SALG, while the second session will focus on topical issues in relation to regional anaesthesia safety. All accepted abstracts will be invited to present their work as either an e-poster or oral presentation. Cash prizes will be available for the top scoring oral presentations, which will be announced after the conference. 

The day will provide valuable knowledge for doctors engaged in clinical anaesthesia, pain management and intensive care medicine, and who have an interest in improving patient safety.

Full programme and booking coming soon.


Abstract submission

Trainees can submit an abstract outlining a patient safety project that they have completed. We welcome submissions that have not been previously presented or published. Submissions will be assessed and the presenting author of the highest-scoring abstracts in the preliminary review will be invited to present their work as either an e-poster or oral presentation.

Submission deadline 23:59 on Wednesday 14 September 2022.

Dr Felicity Plaat

Co-chair, SALG

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Dr Peter Young

Co-chair, SALG

Association of Anaesthetists

Dr Nat Haslam

Honorary Secretary

Regional Anaesthesia UK


New webinars available for members

We have two new webinars available exclusively for members.

Firstly, from last year, "Confronting the Dark Side of regional anaesthesia", featuring talks about nerve injury, managing failed blocks and coagulation, as well as on how to monitor follow up, teaching during the pandemic and how to measure quality.

And secondly, from this year,  "Innovation in regional anaesthesia", featuring talks on new devices, new drugs, new blocks, new horizons and a cautionary tale to end it.


You can access both these videos by logging into the website, and they will appear in the webinar menu, along with other previous member only webinars. We hope you enjoy them.

RA Trainee Survey

IMG 7722This survey has been launched by RA-UK to help deaneries plan and provide training for RA in the new curriculum. Please do pass this on to any non-member trainees.





Buddy scheme launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of our RA-UK buddy system. 

This is designed to link up trainees and people new to RA with an experienced consultant or SAS who can help out with queries, support training, and generally try to help that person progress towards expertise.

Full details of the scheme can be found here, and the link will be permamently in the resources menu.

RA-UK Regional Anaesthesia Research Priority Setting Partnership Open

The RA-UK Regional Anaesthesia Research Priority Setting Partnership is now open. 

RA-UK is implementing a priority setting partnership with a number of partner organisations  to identify the unanswered questions about Regional Anaesthesia from both patient and clinical perspectives and then prioritise those that they agree are the most important.

Much more information about this project, along with the link to the exercise is on the website here


RA Research fellow sought

The Royal London is looking for an Perioperative/Trauma/RA research fellow to start in August 2022. This is a 12 month out of program post with a heavy emphasis on research. 

For more details please see the job description here.



Regional Anaesthesia Curriculum Resources

The material provided below has been curated by Regional Anaesthesia UK with input also from the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (OAA) and the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society (BOAS). Suggested content for each Key Capability of each Stage Learning Outcome is provided, along with supplementary reading for those interested. Free online resources can vary in quality, and what is included below has been reviewed and recommended by national experts who believe this reflects contemporary, best practice. Whilst not an exhaustive list, we hope the content herein will facilitate achievement of the High Level Outcome which ultimately is to provide safe and effective regional anaesthesia. The document has been generated with approval from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) but the content is not formally endorsed as such.



 RCoA RAUK curriculum guide 2021 v4 

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Download full curriculum resource document.