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Anaesthetist On-Call: Obstetric and Paediatric Anaesthesia 2020

An Update for the General Anaesthetist

A practical and intensive update designed for Consultant General Anaesthetists

organised by Infomed Research and Training on Thursday 19 March 2020, at the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel, 1 Addington Street, London SE1 7RY


  • Maternal morbidity
  • Obstetric haemorrhage update
  • Labour analgesia
  • Anaesthesia for operative delivery
  • Assessment and initial management of the critically ill child
  • Retrieval and the referring DGH
  • Analgesia for the child in the DGH
  • The paediatric and neonatal airway
  • Safeguarding and other legal issues
  • Paediatric pre assessment

Target audience

The course is designed for Consultant and Career Grade Anaesthetists particularly those with on-call responsibilities and having to undertake obstetric and paediatric procedures

Approved by RCoA for 6 CPD credits

Certificates will be issued
Codes: 1A02, 2B02, 2B05, 2B06, 2D01, 2D02, 2D05, 2D07, 3B00

Full course programme

Course fee

Course fee includes lunch and refreshments, and attendance CPD certificate.

NHS – Discounted rate: £275 inc. VAT (Standard rate £325)

About the course

Course aim

To provide Consultant General Anaesthetists, particularly those with on-call responsibilities and having to undertake obstetric and paediatric procedures with a practical and comprehensive course covering the full range of obstetric and paediatric anaesthesia that we need to know, especially when on call at the DGH.

More about the course

This new Infomed course has been organised in response to suggestions and feedback from many general anaesthetists, from a wide range of settings, who have attended Infomed events in the recent past.

Lectures will be delivered by a Faculty of established, practicing consultant anaesthetists, experts in their fields, with long and extensive experience in advancing the knowledge and skills of peers nationally and internationally.

This course is aimed at Consultant General Anaesthetists, particularly those with on-call responsibilities based at the DGHs, whom are having to undertake obstetric and paediatric procedures.

This course presents delegates with an opportunity to have a comprehensive review of the challenging topics that would allow them to gain a fuller understanding of recent advances in anaesthetic practice.

Delegates will be provided with a comprehensive overview of new/recent evidence (and insights into the implications for practice) that will allow them to identify skills and knowledge gaps, if any, relevant to their practice and clear ways by which these can be addressed. Very importantly, delegates will gain greater confidence in their current practice and/or identified areas of practice in need of review or change.

Faculty members include

Course Advisors

Dr Sarah Armstrong, Consultant Anaesthetist, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Lionel Davis, Consultant Anaesthetist, Homerton University Hospital, London

Faculty includes

Dr Rachel Collis, Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Dr James Eldridge, Consultant Anaesthetist, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Dr Andrew Jones, Consultant, Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) at GOSH

Dr David O’Hara, Consultant Anaesthetist, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Dr Andrew Williams, Consultant Anaesthetist, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London

What this year’s delegates have said!

  • High quality speakers and good range of topics
  • Paediatrics/Obstetrics combination is a great idea for a day of updating!
  • Engaging discussions is a good variety of topics
  • Good lectures and enough time for questions and comments
  • Speakers were well prepared and enthusiastic
  • Able to follow the slides online
  • Wide array of topics covered, and good time allocated
  • Ease of booking and excellent organisation
  • Relevant topics aimed at the right level
  • Selection of topics and speakers was very good
  • Good time keeping, interaction and asking & answering of questions
  • Good variety of content in obstetrics/paediatrics
  • Good opportunity for Q&A
  • High quality presentations in short time frame
  • Choice of lecturers and topics were very good and relevant
Lectures, case scenarios, interaction, Q&A with all faculty members.