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.