Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship (6-12 months)


We are a ‘block-friendly’ institution with a high volume of regional anaesthesia procedures. Specialists are often allocated to acute lists to facilitate this and to teach fellows and other trainees.

Approximately 50% of the fellow’s clinical time is allocated to lists where regional techniques are likely to be utilised. All orthopaedic theatres have dedicated anaesthetic rooms for performing nerve blocks. The rational use of nerve blocks for patients is supported by our orthopaedic colleagues.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the fellowship, the fellow will be able to:

  • Perform ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia procedures, specifically upper limb nerve blocks, lower limb nerve blocks, truncal blockade, and neuraxial anaesthesia
  • Describe nerve localisation techniques, including use of ultrasound guidance, nerve stimulation, and anatomical landmarks
  • Demonstrate rational and safe use of regional anaesthesia including management of complications and emergencies
  • Design a regional anaesthesia service for a department
  • Teach regional anaesthesia practice to novices

Responsibilities
  • Maintenance of a regional anaesthesia logbook to document performance of procedures and follow-up of patients. This may involve telephone follow-up out-of-hours
  • Assessment using a standardised DOPS form for each of the following regional techniques (minimum of 1 assessment for each): single-shot interscalene block, continuous infusion catheter interscalene block, single-shot infraclavicular block, single-shot sciatic nerve block, single-shot saphenous or adductor canal nerve block, ankle block