Clinical Opportunities



BLSA offers several different clinical opportunites throughout the school in a variety of disciplines. The College Tutor at each local education provider will be able to guide you as to what current opportunities are available at various institutions. Some of them are listed along with relevant Consultant leads below who can provide advise regarding both career progression within that field, and any ongoing projects.




Local Trainee Representative


Trainees are encouraged to adopt the role of the local trainee representative at each instituition they attend during their training. It is a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into the challenges involved with training and facilitates experiences such as attending consultant meetings and being involved decision making pertinent to training. For further information, please click here.




UCLP offers an excellent ten-month leadership programme consisting of a mixture of taught modules, practical project work, senior management shadowing, action learning sets and mentoring, and is certified by the Institute of Leadership and Management. For further information please click here.





Dr Barry Clifton is the Consultant lead for paediatrics anaesthesia at the Royal London. He, along with Dr Louis Michaels, will be able provide up to date information regarding on going paediatric projects. They both maintain strong relationships with Great Ormond Street and are prefectly placed to provide advise for those wishing to pursue a career in paediatric anaesthesia. Dr Barry Clifton is also the Audit lead for paediatrics at the Royal London and is also happy to be contacted regarding possible audit projects.


Dr Andrew Willams is the lead for anaesthesia at Whipps Cross University Hospital and also has a special interest in paediatric anaesthesia. He is

involved with the reconfiguration of paediatric anaesthesia and surgery in north east London and sits on the NHS London expert panel for the review of paediatric emergency surgery across the capital. He has various projects and audits for trainees.





Dr Tim Egan is the Regional Anaesthesia lead for the Royal London. He, along with Dr Matt Wikner, will be able to provide information and advise regarding a career in regional anaesthesia and any current projects.


Dr Ravindran Nair is the Regional Anaesthesia lead at Broomfield Hospital and also runs the regional anaesthesia fellowship there. He too is keen to work with trainees in various regional projects.


Dr Haresh Mulchandani is the Orthopaedics / Trauma and Simulation lead at Homerton Hospital and is closely affiliated with LSORA. Having completed an Ultrasound and Regional fellowship in Toronto, he is perfectly placed to provide ample regional advice.




Dr Roger Cordery is Consultant Cardiac anaesthetist and is happy to be contacted regarding all matters pertinent to cardiac anaesthesia including career advice, current projects, skills such as TOE and for educational purposes including exam preparation.

Dr Simon Stacey often also has several ideas for projects, not only pertaining to cardiac, and welcomes trainee involvement.



Dr Sarah Wray is the consultant lead for obstetrics at the Royal London and is a port of call for trainees interested in pursuing a career in obstetric anaesthesia or keen to undertake an obstetric anaesthesia project.

Similarly, Dr Jessie Hoyle at Whipps Cross and Dr Seb Murray at the Homerton are also happy to be contacted.

Intensive Care Medicine


Dr Peter Shirley and Dr Mo Thavasothy are both intensive care consultants at the Royal London Hospital and have a wealth of experience with regards to all forms of training in order to gain the relevant qualifications to pursuing a career in intensive care medicine.


Dr Russell Hewson, who is the college tutor for ICM and also based at the Royal London is also a port of call for trainees with general queries.




The Royal London Hospital is one of four Major Trauma Centres (MTCs) in London and maintains a strong reputation for excellent Multidisciplinary Trauma Care. The Department of Anaesthesia plays a strong role in both clinical and educational output and continues to expand in these areas. We regularly welcome Fellows and Observers nationally and internationally who visit to observe how we can provide excellent trauma care.


We have a dedicated group who work hard to support and improve Trauma Services here at The London theough well constructed audit, training and a growing involvement in research .


Dr Mit Lahiri will be happy to try to answer any inquiries about Trauma Anaesthesia.


Perioperative medicine

If you are interested in getting involved in this developing field within anaesthesia please contact either Dr Neil MacDonald or Dr Mevan Gooneratne who are both more then happy to advise.

Pre- Hospital Training

We have had several trainees undertake out of programme training with institutions such as Londons' Air Ambulance. Dr John McKenna and Dr Dan Nevin are both currently consultants at The Royal London and are able to advise about pre-hospital opportunities for trainees



Dr Vivek Mehta is the Regional Advisor for Pain Medicine and can be contacted with regards to pain research / projects as well as completing advanced pain training.




Dr Ravi Bhagrath and Dr Seema Shah are both consultants at the Royal London with a special interest in Airway management. Dr Lynne Barrass and Dr Helen Drewery are also heavily involved with tracheostomies and run regular tracheostomy masterclasses and are keen for trainee involvement.

Dr Sudhansu Pattnaik, a consultant at Queens Hospital organises regular fibreoptic and difficult intubation courses and is also happy to be contacted.

Training Abroad


This webpage highlights the options available and the steps involved for trainees keen to  organise unique training opportunities abroad.