Courses & Events

Advanced Local Anaesthesia course

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  • Date:
    17th November 2018
  • Time:
    9am - 5pm
  • Location:
    The Wiggin Training Centre at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3NG
  • Tutor:
    Antony Wilkinson, DPodM, MSc, FPodA, FCPodS

    Martin Harvey, PGCert, BSc, MInstChP, MCPodS

  • Cost:
    Members £365
    Non-members £385

This course is suitable for POM-A registered podiatrists

About the course

The local anaesthetic course is designed to provide practical experience in a full range of local and regional block techniques. Focusing on the Anatomy, pharmacology, safety and technical aspects of local anaesthesia, the course will equip the Podiatrist with the skills needed to practice using this valuable modality widening scope of practice.

Demonstration of Ultrasound guided blocks will be included for those podiatrists who wish to pursue this avenue.

The course will cover the pharmacology of local anaesthetics available to POM-A registered podiatrists, revise digital blocks and introduce the podiatrists to the practicalities of tibial, sural and full ankle blocks as well as the concepts of field and popliteal blocks.

The LA qualified podiatrist should be able to safely inject tibial, sural and ankle blocks and build on their experience in their own practice. The principles of field and popliteal blocks should be understood and form the basis for further training/mentoring as required.

Conditions course can treat

Regional anaesthesia/analgesia for procedures performed in minor surgery.

  • Delegate places are limited (Max 12)
  • This course is approved and certified by The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
  • CPD certificates given on completion of training (8 credits)

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Antony Wilkinson, DPodM, MSc, FPodA, FCPodS

Lead tutor Antony is an enthusiastic, dedicated and accomplished Podiatric Surgeon with over 10,000 procedures carried out under local anaesthetic, practising for over 21 years at the forefront of the profession. He qualified as a podiatrist over 28 years ago.

He has pushed the boundaries of Podiatric Surgery and is considered by his peers to be a UK leader in the field. His passion for success has enabled him to build a solid reputation both locally and nationally across a number of medical specialities.
His practice is underpinned by his commitment to audit and research allowing innovation and excellence within his department. All surgical procedures undertaken are measured using validated Patient Reported Outcome Measures and patient satisfaction scores facilitating the best pathways of care for the patient.


Martin Harvey, PGCert, BSc, MInstChP, MCPodS

Assistant tutor Martin Harvey is a podiatrist independent prescriber who qualified some ten years ago in the use of BTX-A for aesthetic purposes, and who went on to extend its use into applications in his podiatry clinics. His current professional roles include consultant privileges at two major midland hospitals, a primary care practice, a member of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulation Agency register of external experts, membership of Department of Health committees on subjects that include controlled drugs, and Chair of the National Executive Council of the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.

Martin introduced the first such courses for podiatrists nearly ten years ago.


This course is held at The Wiggin training centre at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3NG.

photo courtesy of Martin Harvey

There is on-site parking available (car park charges apply) and the Hospital is very conveniently located some 3 minutes journey from Junction 10 of the M42 motorway via the A5 bypass, making it an easily accessible location from the M6, M5, A5 as well as Tamworth mainline railway station and Birmingham international airport.

Packed lunches can be pre-arranged at extra charge onsite (vegetarian options if required).