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Carlen Reed-Poysden

Dr Reed-Poysden attended Cambridge University for his medical degree from 1998, followed by undertaking house jobs on the Oxford rotation, then Emergency Medicine experience in Leeds. He then went to the Royal North Shore hospital in Sydney to work in Coronary Care before returning to the South West of England in 2005 to undertake a period of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care training.

A comprehensive portfolio of clinical experience was subsequently gained in the including working as a General Medical Registrar, SpR in Cardiology where he undertook Echocardiography training, as well as working as a qualified General Practitioner having gained MRCP and MRCGP memberships. Further training in Bristol preceded completing Paediatric DCH and Obstetric DRCOG diplomas.

Following this, further Anaesthetic rotations were undertaken, gaining the FRCA and completing three Specialised Fellowships in Vascular, Perioperative and Airway Anaesthesia. He also trained in a range of Regional Anaesthesia using awake surgery. Following helping set up the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) service at RCHT, he worked as Clinical Lead for the High Risk Shared Decision making service. Other extended roles have included organising the teaching for local junior Anaesthetists for their fellowship exams.

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Consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine


  • Anaesthesia
  • Perioperative Medicine

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