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Dr Oliver Tweedie

Qualifications
MBChB 1993 University of Cape Town, South Africa
Diploma of Anaesthesia 1996
FRCA 2001
FFPMRCA (Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine) 2007

Background
Originally from Durban, South Africa
Graduated from Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town
Anaesthetic Training at the South East Thames school of Anaesthesia, based at King’s College London
Spent an additional year at the Royal Perth Hospital Western Australia, mostly doing research and pain medicine
DCH Consultant since 2005

Special interests
Acute pain: reducing pain and analgesia side effects, improving patient’s experience, improving mobilisation and reducing length of stay
Regional anaesthesia: especially in shoulder and ankle surgery
Breast surgery
Day case surgery

New treatments introduced
Continuous regional anaesthesia at home

Contact
01305 254414 

 

Dr Andrew Ball

Qualifications
SOTON BM 1986
DCH 1988
DRGOG 1990
FRCA 1992
FFICM

Background
Appointed DCH July 1997
Previously one year as consultant in paediatric anaesthetics at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Trained in Wessex

Special interests
Critical care
Paediatric anaesthetics

Additional information
The anaesthetic department and Critical Care Unit work together to provide care for elective and emergency patients throughout DCH. We also provide care for obstetric patients and an acute pain service.

Contact
01305 254414


Dr Duncan Farquhar-Thomson (Consultant Anaesthetists and Clinical Lead for Anaesthetics, Theatres and Day Surgery)


Specialty
Anaesthetics and Intensive Care

Qualifications
MB BS, 1989, St Thomas’ University of London
FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 1997
FFICM Faculty of Intensive Care London 2014

Background
Completed training in medicine at St Thomas Medical School London
Postgraduate training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Wessex with higher training at St George's London and The Brompton Hospital
Appointed Assistant Professor of Anaesthesiology at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland Oregon USA 2000-2002
Consultant Anaesthetics DCH 2002 onwards
Trust Governor and Lead Governor 2012-2017
Clinical Lead for  Anaesthetics, Theatres and Day Surgery 2019-current
Staffside Chair Local Negotiating Committee 2019-current

Special interests
Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia
Anaesthesia for patients undergoing major vascular surgery

New treatments introduced
Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia
Intravenous lidocaine infusions for acute pain

Contact
01305 254414
 

Dr Karina MacLachlan

Qualifications
MB BS
BSc
AKC Kings College Medical School, London, 1991

Background
I trained in the South of England, rotating between Southampton Hospital, St George's Hospital London and The Oxford University Hospitals. I initially obtained a consultant post at The Royal Berkshire Hospital and then was appointed to my current post of Consultant Anaesthetist at Dorset County Hospital in 2006.

I work with surgeons from all different specialties such as ear, nose and throat, orthopaedics and general surgery.

Special interests
Obstetric anaesthesia

Clinics
Antenatal pre-assessment clinics Wednesday and Friday mornings

Contact
01305 254414

 

Dr Jonathan Chambers

Qualifications
MBBS (University College London Medical School – 1998)
BSc (Hons) (Physiology – 1995)
FRCA (2004)
FFICM (2011)

Background
Anaesthetic training in South West (Pennisular and Wessex 2001-8).
Visiting Instructor in Anaesthesia at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA 2006-7).
Consultant at DCH since 2008

Special interests
Anaesthesia for colorectal surgery
Anaesthesia for spinal surgery
Regional anaesthesia
College tutor for anaesthetics. On School Board and Specialty Training Committee of the Wessex School of Anaesthesia

Contact
01305 254414
 

Dr David Quick

Qualifications
MB BS
FRCA

Special interests
Paediatric anaesthesia
Orthopaedic anaesthesia

Contact
01305 254414
 

Dr Tony Doyle

Qualifications
BSc
MBBS
FRCA

Special interests
Intensive care medicine and vascular anaesthe​sia
Management of major trauma
Member of the MERIT team

New treatments
Introduced regional anaesthesia for carotid endarterectomy to DCH

Contact
01305 254414
 

Dr Mark Pulletz

Specialty
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Qualifications
MB BS (University College London) 1992
BSc, MRCP, DCH, FRCA, FFICM, FANZCA

Background
13 years' experience in general medicine, paediatrics, infectious diseases, anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in the UK and Australasia before starting as a consultant at DCH in 2005.

Specialist training in Wessex (Southampton) and Australia.

Special interests
Intensive Care Medicine
Clinical research and audit
Teaching and training in LMIC (lower & middle income countries)

Contact
01305 254414


Dr Matthew Hough

Qualifications
MBBS London, July 1987
MRCP (UK), Sept 1994
FRCA, Sept 1995
FRCP (UK), May 2007

Special interests
Anaesthesia and pre-operative assessment

Contact
01305 254414
 

Dr Richard Jee

Qualifications
BM 1999 Southampton
MRCP 2003 London
FRCA 2008 London
DICM 2011 London
MBA 2011 Southampton
FFICM 2012 London

Background
Wessex trained in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine

Special interests
Intensive care

New treatments introduced
Intensive Care Follow Up Clinic

Clinics
Thursday afternoons

Contact
01305 254414
 

Dr Ian Mew

Qualifications
MBBS 1998 London
MRCS 2001 England
FRCA 2007 England
FFICM 2011 England
DipIMC RCS Ed 2015 England

Background
Originally trained as a surgeon

Special interests
Major trauma
Intensive care
Delivering critical care medicine on the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
Motorcycle injury prevention

New treatments introduced
Developed the Trust's ability to deliver major trauma care to the 'Best in Wessex' standard
Founded the www.DocBike.org motorcycle injury prevention and roadside critical care project

Contact:
01305 254414
 

Dr Susie Baker

Qualifications
Imperial College, Clinical BSc
St Mary’s Medical School, London MBBS
FRCA, London

Background
Wessex SpR training 
Founder of National South Coast Intensive Primary Course (SCIP) for Anaesthetists, 2000 
Co-founder of South Coast Intensive Finals Course and AIMS Course for HaNT (Hospital at Night Team, Salisbury and Portsmouth) 
Founder of the Dorchester Medical Simulation Suite 2010-2012 
Founder of Wessex Society of Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia (WSURA), 2008
Clinical simulation, emergency surgery, fracture neck of femur and difficult airways

Contact
01305 254414

 

Dr Ruth Thomas

Qualifications
MBBS 2000 London
MRCP 2003
FRCA 2009
DICM 2012

Background
Dual accreditation in anaesthetics and intensive care medicine. Trained in Wessex in anaesthetics/ICM, 2006 - 2014. Spend a year in Australia as ICU registrar in 2005. Medical SHO rotation in Poole, 2002 to 2004.


Dr Katharine Barr

Qualifications
MBBS, BSc University College London 2004
FRCA 2010

Background
Joined DCHFT as a substantive consultant 2017
Anaesthetic training on Wessex rotation 2007-2017 (CCT)
SHO posts in medicine and emergency medicine in Wessex and Perth, Australia
Affiliate Fellow of Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Special interests
Obstetric anaesthesia
Teaching

Contact
01305 254414 


Dr Duncan Chambler

Qualifications
MB ChB University of Bristol 2005
FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists
FFICM Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
PGDip (Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine) University of Brighton 2017
MRCPathME 2019

Background
I completed my postgraduate specialty training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in 2016

Special interests
I have an interest in peri-operative medicine, which aims to improve the holistic patient journey before, during and after surgery
I am educational lead for Intensive Care Medicine at DCH. I work closely with our department's College Tutor to deliver an educational and clinical programme for our trainees in Critical Care.
I am Clinical Lead for Critical Care, working with our senior nurses and managers to deliver high-quality care to our most sickest patients

Clinics
Ad-hoc sessions in anaesthetic pre-assessment

Contact
01305 254414 ​


Dr Claire Joannides

Qualifications
BM University of Southampton 2005
FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists
PGC Leadership and Management NHS Leadership Academy

Background
I completed my postgraduate specialty training in Anaesthesia in 2015.
Trained in Severe, Wessex and East Midlands.
Advanced training in obstetric anaesthesia and major general anaesthesia 

Special interests
I have an interest in preoperative assessment of patients before their surgery.  Our aim, within preoperative assessment, is to optimise patient's health in order to reduce the risk of complications during or after surgery; making the patient's surgical journey shorter and uneventful.  
I am the College Tutor and educational lead for Anaesthetics at DCH. 

Clinics
Anaesthetic pre-assessment

Contact
01305 254414 


Dr Cristian Lasai

Specialty
Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine

Qualifications
Medical Doctor (2006, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Specialist Doctor in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care (2014, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Anaesthetics Specialist Register (2015, UK)
Associate Fellow RCoA UK (2019)

Background
Practising Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine from 2007, mostly in 2 countries Romania and UK

Special interests
Intensive care medicine

Clinics
Daily activity in Anaesthetics or ICU Department

Contact
01305 255596