Exciting new podcast

Some of you may have already seen, but our past president, Amit Pawa's new podcast "Block It Like its Hot" is getting rave reviews in the regional anaesthesia community. A collaboration with one of our star speakers at the 2023 RA-UK ASM, Dr Jeff Gadsen, you can subscribe to the podcast by going to the homepage, or you can subscribe directly by clicking on the images below.

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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.

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. 

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 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).




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. 

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


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