Free Monthly RA-UK Seminars
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for our free series of monthly webinars on Plan A blocks and beyond.
These 10 webinars feature a host of internationally reknowned speakers, and will be streamed live every month until the next ASM (with a little break for British Summer Time).
They will be free to everyone, not just RA-UK members, and will be available after the event on catch up. All you need to do is register via this link.
Note that if you attended this years ASM, you can use the same email/password combo for the catch up service for that. Just follow the on screen instructions to link the accounts, rather than registering afresh.
We'd really appreciate if you spread the word within your departments, print out the poster and put it up, send it round by email/whatsapp etc.
RAUK23 Catchup now available
The team for talking slides have been working fiendishly in the background to get the ASM content edited and finished, and we're pleased to announce that the website is now live for catchup. You'll need to use the login provided to you during the ASM. If you have forgotten the details, please use the forgotten password link with your email, and the password will be sent to you.
If you missed the event, you'll soon be able to register and purchase the entire ASM for online catch up too.
Lets make NAP8 a regional NAP
Here at RA-UK we've been campaigning for a regional theme for the National Audit Project for years.
This time, we think we have a really strong chance, but we need your support.
The RCoA are looking for proposals, specifically with a regional theme. Please contact them using the info below:
Do you have a proposal for the 8th National Audit Project?
The RCoA Centre for Research and Improvement is accepting topic submissions for the 8th National Audit Project.
The National Audit Projects (NAPs) study anaesthesia-related complications of low incidence that are potentially serious for patients and important to patients and anaesthetists. NAPs are intended to examine, report on and drive improvements in practice.
Do you have a topic in mind that meets these criteria and would be suitable for NAP8?
How to Submit
Guidance on Submissions
We would prefer topics related to regional anaesthesia, but topics not related to RA will also be considered.
As a guide we suggest the topic should be:
Important to patients
Important to anaesthetists
Incompletely studied in incidence or nature
Not suitable for study by other methodologies
You should also include information on any specialist societies or other organisations that may be suitable partners for your proposed topic, and whether you would be willing to act as clinical lead for the project.
Information on previous NAPs can be found here. If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact Us.
CLOSING DATE: 5pm on Monday 12th June 2023
RAUK23 is over, but still more to come
RAUK23 is over, and we are all having a little breather after an epic meeting. PIctured is our Bruce Scott lecturer, Prof Sandy Kopp, during an amazing lecture that covered mentorship, coaching and leadership.
We had seesions on POCUS, Neuraxial, Plan A (of course) and a joint session with the ICS. There was a spectacular conference dinner at the Baltic, with Prof MacFarlane leading the Celidh, followed bleary eyed into a breakfast EDI session on how to be an ally. Not forgetting a fair few May the Fourth be with you jokes. Block it Like its Hot boys met for a showdown on nerve stimulators, and many more amazing lectures to boot.
With over 600 delegates and faculty at the Gateshead Hilton, it was our biggest in person meeting held to date.
There were sad farewells from longstanding board members Dr Ash Gupta, and of course Dr Amit Pawa, along with welcomes to new board members Dr Jenny Ferry and Dr Nav Bahal. We also welcome our new coopted members; for paediatrics Dr Annabel Pearson and for meetings/seminars Dr Toby Ashken. Finally, we welcome our new trainee board member, Dr Mani Bahra.
Announcements included a series of free seminars we are running, starting in June on the Plan A blocks (and beyond). Watch the website and Twitter for further details on these. The big reveal was where our next AGM will be, which we are really excited to say is going to be London, featuring a BSL very close to our society, Dr Amit Pawa. Can't wait. If you missed any of the meeting while there, or if you want to see what you missed out on, you can catch up at https://www.ra-ukmeetings.com/ just as soon as Talking Slides finish editing the lectures (usually a week or so).
FInally, for those who've had their enthusaism sparked, don't forget to register for the RA-UK cadaveric anatomy and scanning course in Belfast on the 26th and 27th of May, a few places are left, and booking can be made on RA-UK. We will also be at Anaesthesia 2023 on 16-18th May with more demo sessions. See you soon, RAUK.
Paeds Plan A posters now available
Posters for paediatric Plan A are now available for download in the new Paeds section of the Plan A subsite. Watch this area for more paediatric regional anaesthesia content coming soon.