Meet the GUAVA course team:

Dr Katie Samuel

Course founder and 2017 course Director. Katie is an Anaesthetic Consultant at North Bristol NHS Trust with interests in Perioperative medicine, clinical research and medical education.

Mr Julian Phelps

Course co-founder and technical lead. Julian is an Advanced nurse practitioner specialising in complex vascular access. He runs Gloucester hospitals PICC line service.

Dr Caroline Price

 

Course Consultant lead. Caroline is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Gloucestershire Hospitals, with interests in Pre-operative assessment and paediatric anaesthetics.

Course Director 2022

Dr Samantha Lyons

 

Sam is an SPR in the Severn deanery and is currently working at  Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Previous Course Directors

 

  • Joanna  Collins 

  • Katie Patton 

  • Sophie Scutt 

  • Jim Self 

Course Faculty 2022

Dr Andrew Foo

Andrew is a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist at Gloucestershire Hospitals, with interests in regional anaesthesia and orthopaedics.

Dr Tom Perris

Tom is a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist at Gloucestershire Hospitals,

with an interest in regional anaesthesia.

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Dr Hugo Hunton

Hugo is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Gloucestershire Hospitals.

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Dr Jim Self - 2018

 

Jim is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He was the course director in 2018.

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Dr Toby Jacobs

Toby is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Gloucestershire Hospitals, with an

interest in regional anaesthesia

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Mrs Lauren Lacey

Lauren is an ICU nurse and nurse practitioner on the vascular access team.

Dr Neil Kellie 

Neil is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Gloucestershire Hospitals with a special interest in regional and obstetric anaesthesia. 

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Dr Owen Bodycombe

Owen is a consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine with an interest in the interventional management of pain in the palliative care setting.

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Dr Joanna Collins 

Joanna is a SPR in the Severn region, currently working in Bristol. She was the 2021 course director. 

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Dr Sam Andrews 

Sam is a Consultant Anaesthetist in Gloucestershire Hospitals. He has a special interest in Head and Neck surgery and regional anaesthesia.