Robin Duckworth

Robin Duckworth qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1979 and trained in anaesthesia in Glasgow, Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town and Liverpool. He took up post as a Consultant Anaesthetist in Glasgow in 1987, initially in a split appointment between the Neuroanaesthetic Department at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital and the Western Infirmary/Gartnavel/Queen Mother Maternity Hospitals. In 1996 he moved to become a full-time specialist Neuroanaesthetist with a particular interest in paediatric neuroanaesthesia at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital NHS Trust.

In 1999 he made the landmark decision to leave the National Health Service to expand his practice exclusively within the independent sector becoming Scotland's first full-time private anaesthetist. He provides a unique anaesthetic service in the West of Scotland and has expanded his practice exclusively in the independent sector with involvement in many surgical disciplines including the Ross Hall bariatric service, dental anaesthesia, high dependency care and the full range of colorectal surgical procedures. He has a vast experience to offer in anaesthesia and sedation techniques within most specialties.

Robin Duckworth pioneered the use of Propofol in day-case colonoscopy at Ross Hall Hospital. More recently he has been prominent at both local and national levels in reporting his experience with the use of sugammadex, a new drug used to reverse the muscle relaxant effects of rocuronium and vecuronium. Please click here to read a recent presentation made by Dr Robin Duckworth.

Qualifications
1983 FFARCS (London)
1979 MB ChB (University of Glasgow)

Special Interest
Paediatric neuroanaesthesia
Bariatrics
Dental Anaesthesia
High Dependency Care
Colorectal surgical procedures

Membership of Professional Associations
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland
Scottish Society of Anaesthetists
Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia (SIVA)
Neuroanaesthesia Society of Great Britain & Ireland