New Blocks: Friend or Foe? Catch up now available.

Our recent webinar "New Blocks: Friend or Foe?" in conjunction with the AoA and GE is now available for those who missed it. This one is RAUK members only, so to view it, please login to the website, and it will appear in the RAUK Webinars menu at the top of this page.

This webinar features talks from a stellar cast, including Professors Philip Peng, Ki-Jinn Chin and Nadia Hernandez, along with our very own Dr Amit Pawa and Dr Rosie Hogg. It's not to be missed.

Other site benefits when you login include access to the full online version of the handbook, as well as the ability to post on our forum. You can also use the forum submenu to add some extra info to your user proflle so people can see more about you, see who else is online and change your access password. 

RA-UK ASM Catch up now available.

You can now rewatch all the fantastic RA-UK 2021 ASM on demand using your login/password from the conference.

If you didn't attend at the time, you can now view on demand, either by lecture (£20 per session), or for the whole conference (for the bargain price of £100 for 2 days).


Book Deliveries

Please note that deliveries of the handbook to new members is taking longer than usual at the moment. This is because the Association of Anaesthetists (who manage our membership services) are largely remote working at the moment. Handbooks are sent out in bulk when they go into the London office. This situation will improve as the Tier restrictions ease. Amazon deliveries of handbooks ordered online are unaffected. Thanks

A message from the new president of RA-UK

It is a huge honour to write to everyone as the new President of RA-UK. I must of course firstly thank Amit Pawa under whose guidance the society has flourished over the past few years. Membership has more than doubled, the ASM has been revamped and RAUK is increasingly involved in collaborations with the RCoA, the AoA, ESRA and ASRA. You will hopefully have seen the new nerve injury guidance in conjunction with the British Orthopaedic Association and the Fascia iliaca block and non physician practitioner statement, whilst there are documents coming out soon on Stop Before You Block, compartment syndrome, ergonomics, monitoring, defining the essential anatomical structures to visualise for Plan A blocks and block nomenclature that various members of the board have all contributed to along with other organisations. I am grateful that the board is made up of such an enthusiastic, inspiring team and I am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve in the next three years together. On that note it is sad to see Ben Fox leave and we thank him for all his work and wish him well. We are however delighted that Athmaja Thottungal has now joined us with all the RA and chronic pain expertise that she brings.

Read more: A message from the new president of RA-UK

Online membership applications now live

New for 2021, members can join RAUK and ESRA using our new online membership service. This will be a (hopefully) seamless process now, getting rid of the old paper applications.

We are using GoCardless to process our direct debits. When signing up, you will be directed to a GoCardless page where you can securely enter your bank details. Your bank details are not passed onto us, and GoCardless uses the highest levels of encryption to prevent fraud. This method is used by a number of other specialist societies under the umbrella of the Association of Anaesthetists, so is tried and tested.

New members wanting to send direct debit authorisation by paper can still do so via the membership email at the association, but please note that this will be slower. 

Finally, we have uploaded a chunk of the RA-UK handbook online as a member benefit. You will receive an email in the coming weeks with instructions how to access this, and we will endeavour to put the remaining chapters online in due course.

To apply for online membership, follow this link



Brand new RAUK forum

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new RAUK discussion forum. You'll find this in the top menu bar on the right hand side.

Members will be able to ask questions, share experiences and network with like-minded people in a safe space.

You will need to login to post, if any current member does not have login details, please contact us for help.

RAUK Plan A Posters

We are proud to present our new Plan A blocks poster, high resolution PDFs are downloadable by clicking on each poster.


Plan A Blocks Upper LimbPlan A Blocks Lower Limb