‘The Block Room’: developing a model to enhance the delivery of regional anaesthesia

This innovative project from UCLH has involved developing a dedicated area – a Block Room – within the theatre complex where regional anaesthesia can be carried out in a more focused, specialised, and therefore reliable and safe, environment.

David Raw, GenerationQ Fellow

North west England
David Raw worked as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2004, prior to which he was Specialist Registrar at Mersey Deanery.

Dimple Vyas, Quality Improvement Fellow

Yorkshire and the Humber
Dimple Vyas is a Consultant Anaesthetist with special interest in chronic pain management. Dimple works at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust – providing anaesthetics for major orthopaedic and urology surgeries and pain management services, as part of a team, for patients living wit...

Brian Tehan, GenerationQ fellow

Brian is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care and Assistant Medical Director at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCU), based at Glan Clwyd Hospital in North Wales. He has professional responsibility for secondary care across a district general hospital and a mental health inpati...

Improving outcomes after emergency laparotomy

South east England
Led by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to improve patient outcomes after laparotomy. The team developed an evidence-based quality improvement care bundle which set out accepted standards of care for different aspects of emergency laparotomy care.

Chris Grant, Quality Improvement Fellow

Dr Chris Grant did his medical training at Kings College London and graduated in 1996. He undertook his graduate medical training in London and Liverpool and was dual certified as a Consultant in both Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. As part of that training he undertook a Fellowship year ...

Gareth Ackland, Clinician Scientist Fellow

Dr Ackland’s research proposal focuses on the reduction of post-operative organ dysfunction.

Malcolm Daniel, Quality Improvement Fellow

Dr Malcolm Daniel has been a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI), part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, for 13 years. This is the largest NHS Board in Scotland, providing healthcare to 1.2 million people.   Background Malcolm graduated from the Uni...

Carol Peden, Quality Improvement Fellow

South west England
Professor Carol Peden is Executive Director of a new Center for Heath System Innovation, and a Professor of Anesthesiology, at the University of Southern California.