Frimley Continuous Regional Anaesthesia Catheter Course, June 2018 & 2019

Dr.Amit Soodan

Dr Amit Soodan is a consultant anaesthetist at the University Hospital Lewisham. He is a regional anaesthesia enthusiast and is an expert in awake shoulder surgery. His is also the difficult airway lead and bariatric surgery lead for his hospital.

Dr.Araz Pourkashanian

Dr Araz Pourkashanian is an ST6 trainee in the St. George’s School of Anaesthesia in the London Deanery. He is the current Frimley Park Hospital Regional Anaesthesia Fellow. He has acted as faculty on several regional anaesthesia courses and his interests include acute pain and regional catheters. He is currently undertaking research into trunk block catheters in major abdominal surgery and cadaveric dye studies for new block descriptions. He has also written many of the blocks on this website.

Dr Boyne Bellew BSc, MBBCh, DA(SA), FRCA, EDRA

In the past ten years Dr Bellew has worked in South Africa, Australia and the UK which has given him a wide range of experience of how different health systems work and the complexities and challenges we face in managing healthcare systems in the 21st Century.  He is a consultant Anaesthetist at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, one of London’s major trauma centres.  He has a special interest in regional anaesthesia and has completed a regional fellowship in Australia as well as achieving ths ESRA diploma. He enjoys running a regional teaching program and Imperial’s regional anaesthesia fellowship program.

Dr.Deepa Jadhav

Dr Deepa Jadhav joined Frimley Park Hospital in 2010 after completing her clinical fellowship in regional anaesthesia in Nottingham under the Dr Nigel Bedforth. She was previously the course director for the Basic Ultrasound Competency in Probe and Needling course (BUSCIPAN) and is currently the educational supervisor for the clinical fellowship in regional anaesthesia which is regularly oversubscribed and attracts international interest.

Helen Say

Helen is a Pain Specialist Nurse working as part of a multidisciplinary team providing support to inpatients and staff as part of the Inpatient Pain Team at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust working across its multiple sites. Helen worked in intensive care for many years before specialising in pain management and is passionate about all analgesic techniques; including those that reduce the use of opioids. Helen is currently undertaking the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Masters Apprenticeship in partnership with Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Buckinghamshire New University.

Dr.Harsimran Singh

Dr Harsimran Singh is a consultant anaesthetist and lead for regional and orthopaedic anaesthesia at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. His main interests are awake upper limb surgery and acute pain management. He described the Hour Glass Fascia Iliaca block (RAPM 2014). He is the course director for Upper Limb Master Class (ULMC) and Portsmouth Regional Anaesthesia Course (PRAC) and a faculty in a number of national and international courses.

Karin Cannons

Karin Cannons is the Nurse Consultant for Pain Management at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust where she is the service lead for 2 Inpatient/Acute Pain Services and 2 Outpatient/Chronic Pain Services. An intensive care nurse for many years before moving into acute pain management, Karin is interested in all analgesic techniques that help reduce the use of opioids for pain. Karin is a member of  the editorial board of the British Journal of Pain, the steering committee of the Royal College of Nursing’s Pain and Palliative Care forum and a committee member of the Headache Special Interest Group of the British Pain Society. As a non-medical prescriber and active clinical practitioner she mentors develops and supports all staff managing patients with pain.


Dr Kiran Koneti is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management at City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust since 2013.
He trained in the Northern Deanery in anaesthetics and advanced pain management including post CCT fellowship in neuromodulation.  His main interests are use of ultrasound in anaesthesia and pain Management and has a dedicated pain interventional treatment session offering ultrasound guided blocks.
He has been co – organising NUSGRA (Newcastle Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia) courses, the one of its kind course offering fresh cadaver block workshops in UK for both regional anaesthesia and pain management.  Dr Koneti has also been an active collaborator in the north east in promoting ultrasound use in regional anaesthesia & pain management through NESRA (North East Society of Regional Anaesthesia) as its chronic pain/education lead and as treasurer for NEPG (North East Pain Group).
He has authored various topics in acute and chronic pain and has also presented novel techniques in regional anaesthesia for acute/ perioperative pain using ultrasound guided interpleural blocks & supra-inguinal fascia iliaca blocks. He is an active reviewer for neuromodulation journal, PLOS-ONE. His research interests led him to set up acute/chronic pain research for CHSFT.

Dr.Mark Reaveley

Dr Mark Reaveley is a consultant at the Frimley Park Hospital and has served two tours in Afghanistan with the UK forces as a trauma anaesthetist. He has also worked as a consultant in major trauma centres in London: St Marys and St George’s Hospitals. He is currently the lead for the Frimley Park Block Room Project and the novice regional anaesthesia teaching. He is an honorary lecturer for MSc in Regional Anaesthesia at UEA.

Dr.Nick Dennison

Dr.Nixon Thirumaran

Dr Nixon Thirumaran is an Associate Specialist at Frimley Park Hospital. His specialist interests are in Trauma & Regional anaesthesia. He is a regular faculty in the FCRA and BUSCIPAN course at Frimley.

Dr.Oliver Tweedie

Dr Oliver Tweedie is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Dorset County Hospital. His specialist interests are in continuous regional anaesthesia, acute pain, ambulatory foot surgery. He pioneered one of the earliest ambulatory regional anaesthesia services for complex foot surgery in the country.

Dr.Pradip Joshi

Dr.Pradip Joshi is the senior most proponent of regional anaesthesia at Frimley park Hospital. He has introduced the WALANT technique for awake hand surgery and also the NRFit spinal and nerve block needles at Frimley. His interests are in acute pain and regional anaesthesia.

Dr.Ravi Sai Baba

Dr.Saibaba has been working as a consultant in anaesthesia and Intensive care at Croydon university hospital for the last 3 years. He is the faculty tutor for Intensive Care medicine. He has introduced the provision of rectus sheath catheter infusion in HDU in Croydon. He regularly does Sonoclub teaching for juniors. He regularly uses ultrasound for all the blocks include Serratus plane and other upper and lower limb nerve blocks. Other interests include difficult airway and ultrasound in critical care.

Dr.Sioned Phillips

Sioned is an ST6 anaesthetic trainee in the South West London rotation. Her interests are regional and obstetric anaesthesia having completed fellowships in both areas. Sioned passed the European diploma of Regional Anaesthesia in 2018 and has taught on national regional anaesthesia courses, she is also a tutor for the MSc in regional anaesthesia at the University of East Anglia. Her fellowship in obstetric anaesthesia research has lead to multiple publications and she is currently editing a text book of obstetric anaesthesia.

Dr.Simon Bindelle

Dr Simon Bindelle is a consultant anaesthetist working at the Centre Hospitalier Chrétien in Liège, Belgium. He completed a clinical fellowship in regional anaesthesia in Frimley Health NHS Trust in 2016 and was then appointed as a locum consultant in the same trust the following year. He certified for the European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Management in 2015 and obtained the postgraduate diploma in Regional Anaesthesia from the University of East Anglia in 2018. Dr Bindelle is a faculty for several regional anaesthesia courses.

Dr.Sunil Arora

Dr Sunil Arora is a Chronic & Acute Pain Consultant at Frimley Park Hospital with a special interest in Cancer Pain. He is an expert in using ultrasound for using injections and catheters for both acute and chronic pain. He has a passion for medical education and enjoys teaching the multi-disciplinary team.

Dr.Su Cheen Ng

Dr Su Cheen Ng is a Consultant Anaesthetist at University College Hospital London, UK. She has trained in anaesthesia and regional anaesthesia in various healthcare settings- Australia, Ireland and UK. She completed her regional anaesthesia fellowship at UCLH and obtained the European Diploma of Regional Anaesthesia in 2015. She teaches regularly in various RA courses- LSORA, EPBOM, ISRA. She is Appointed Lead for regional anaesthesia for the Trust.

Dr.Timothy Pepall

Dr.Timothy Pepall is a regional anaesthesia enthusiast, FICE mentor and an educationalist. He is one of the programme directors for the MSc in Regional Anaesthesia, University of East Anglia. He is regular faculty in many local and regional ultrasound courses. He also does charitable regional anaesthesia education in underdeveloped countries.