Clinical Fellow in Regional Anaesthesia

Frimley, Camberley
MN37 Scale £31,841-£50,068 +1A Banding
02 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract


Clinical Fellow in Regional Anaesthesia

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the South East and is renowned for its excellent clinical care and friendly atmosphere. Frimley Park Hospital has an anaesthetic department of 52 consultant anaesthetists and has one of the largest trauma and orthopaedic departments in South East England. There are 27 orthopaedic consultants with over 40 elective lists per week. Peripheral regional anaesthesia is practised widely for orthopaedic procedures, including awake hand and shoulder surgery. Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia is also performed for other surgical specialities such as vascular, general surgery, and obstetrics and gynaecology.

This Fellowship is aimed at senior trainees who are in possession of the FRCA (or equivalent) or CCT holders seeking specialised training in regional anaesthesia, and has run successfully for 7 years. The Fellowship can be adapted to support the Fellow in developing specific interests. The post is for 6-12 months commencing either February 2020 or August 2020 and offers the level and breadth of experience necessary for gaining approval for training, but this would need to be applied for prospectively by the successful candidate, if desired. Last year’s Fellow achieved 506 regional procedures in his year at Frimley (including: upper and lower limb; Pecs I and II; serratus anterior and erector spinae plane; parasternal; and rectus sheath), 62 of which were catheters. In addition to his clinical work and teaching (of fellow trainees, at the Frimley Continuous Regional Anaesthesia Course, and on the UEA MSc in regional anaesthesia) he has undertaken a number of quality improvement projects including assisting with the development of a block room at Frimley, a mastectomy pathway, and Trust guidelines. He has made oral and poster presentations at ESRA, BADS and VASGBI and has had publications in peer reviewed journals. He has established three research projects on which work is on-going.

Candidates will be allocated to dedicated regional lists during the daytime and will participate in the on-call rota working in obstetrics, intensive care or theatres. Once competent, they will have the opportunity to run regional block lists independently.


For more details, please contact Dr Deepa Jadhav (the Fellowship Supervisor, or Dr Madan Narayanan ( The previous or current fellows may also be contacted via Drs Jadhav or Narayanan to discuss block numbers and achievements of the post.