“Maybe it’s time to evolve our practice”

Many believe ultrasound is an essential bedside tool which should be as common as the archetypal Doctor’s stethoscope, with training made mandatory for all acute medicine specialists. This piece is structured as a debate where this point of view is advocated and debated.

Presented by Mark Edwards, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust with Catherine Nix, Consultant Anaesthetist Intensivist at University Hospital Limerick, with panelists; Janette Brohan, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Cork University Hospital, David Walker, Professor in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University College London Hospitals, Honorary Senior Lecturer UCL, Kevin Murphy, Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolism at University College London, Ashley Miller, Intensivist at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals and Monty Mythen, Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University College London.