Dr Elizabeth Potter

Having gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Beth is taking time out of her Anaesthetic Registrar Training Programme at St George’s School of Anaesthesia, Lonbeth-picturedon Deanery, to undertake a research post at the Royal Surrey County. Her research interests lie in peri-operative care and critical care and she is currently undertaking an MD at the University of Surrey investigating changes in microvascular blood flow during the perioperative period. Having graduated from Imperial College, London she went on to complete her Foundation Training Programme in North West Thames, London and gained her MRCP whilst undertaking acute care common stem (ACCS) training in Oxford Deanery. She is a qualified advanced trauma life support (ATLS) instructor and teaches regularly on the South London Anaesthesia Primary viva course preparing anaesthetists for the Primary FRCA Examination.

“I am very much enjoying my time here at the Royal Surrey, I have dedicated time to complete my research but also maintain my clinical skills by working in the ICU and providing anaesthetic support to theatres and labour ward. There is a very interesting case mix as we are a tertiary centre for hepatobiliary and upper GI surgery in addition to oncology. Technical skills taught include echo, lung ultrasound and bronchoscopy and there are many opportunities to become involved in quality improvement projects and audit in addition to a strong research ethos. In addition to recruiting to national and international trials I am also developing skills as an independent researcher having been involved in study design and ethical applications for two new projects. I will also be gaining some practical lab skills with mRNA and ELISA analysis. There are many courses available at the University through the Research Developer Programme (RDP), a series of courses for PhD and MD students, in addition to a wealth of experience in research within very supportive departments at both the Hospital and University.”