Advanced Level training in Obstetric Anaesthesia
St George’s has delivered Advanced Obstetric Anaesthesia training since 2007. Each post is designed for an anaesthetist with the final FRCA or equivalent, an interest in developing obstetrics as an ongoing career aim and provides opportunity to work at a senior level in a busy high-risk obstetric unit.
These anaesthetists have two days a week dedicated to Obstetric Anaesthesia and related projects, with one day a week clinical service commitment to theatres and on-call commitment to Obstetrics also.
In addition they have opportunity to attend monthly meetings within the Obstetric Unit on various aspects of Risk Management, Education and High Risk Obstetric Clinics as well as multi-disciplinary Maternal Medicine clinics and excellent daily teaching Obstetric ward rounds.
Fellows will also have opportunity to participate and develop experience in multi-disciplinary Obstetric Simulation through St Georges GAPS simulation centre as well as our regular ward based simulation drills
St George’s is a well-established audit unit; each year trainees successfully present at both national and international meetings on an audit or case-related project during their placement.
In May 2016, our team of consultants and trainees proved to be an outstanding representation for the department and the Trust at the Obstetric Association of Anaesthetists (OAA) annual conference in Manchester. Both trainees and consultants were presenting a number of posters on a range of innovative ideas and completed research, and thus rewarded with the first prize which went to one of our senior trainees for work on maternal satisfaction with epidural fixation devices. Click here to see the posters that were presented .
To add to this success Dr Emma Evans was also elected to the OAA Executive Committee for a 3 year term.