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Heames, Dr Richard

Dr Richard HeamesBM, FRCA

Specialty

Anaesthetics

Sub-specialty

Major-general, colorectal, trauma, shoulder and ophthalmic anaesthesia

Training and education

  • Undergraduate - University of Southampton, 1988 to 1993
  • Postgraduate - Wessex Hospitals and Vancouver, Canada

Experience

Dr Heames is a consultant anaesthetist who has worked for the Trust since August 2005. 

He completed specialised training in vascular and major general surgery in Vancouver, Canada. Dr Heames is experienced in regional anaesthesia for shoulder surgery and is also skilled in sedation and regional anaesthesia for ophthalmic surgery. For colorectal surgeries, Dr Heames is trained to provide goal-directed fluid therapy.

Key achievements

  • Set up and ran the anaesthetic component of the acute core common stem training programme in anaesthesia for its first two years (2007-2009)
  • College tutor for over 50 trainees (2009-2012)
  • Organised AAGBI (Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland) core topics days in Winchester (2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  • Introduced the 2010 curriculum and e-portfolio to University Hospital Southampton
  • Clinical lead developing a pathway for post-operative analgesia following shoulder surgery

Awards and prizes

  • Distinction in clinical medicine - June 1993
  • Pask Certificate of Honour (from the AAGBI) - 2004
  • Humphrey Davy Award (from the Royal College of Anaesthetists) - 2009
  • Order of St John - 2015

Research

  • Heames RM, Evetts G. Imaging. In: Buckenmaier CC ed. Combat Anesthesia – The First 24 hours. Chapter 14 Borden Institute 1st Ed. Houston, Texas. 2015; 175-180.
  • Matthews JJ, Heames RM. International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013. Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service 2013: 99(3); 133-134Mercer SJ, Heames RM. Anaesthesia and Critical Care Aspects of Role 2 Afloat. Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service 2013: 99(3); 140-143.
  • Risdall JE, Heames RM, Hill G. Role 2 Afloat. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 2011: 157(4); 362-364.
  • Day AL, Newman DA, Heames RM, Risdall JE. Sailing new waters – role two afloat medical facility. Enhanced counter piracy operations September – December 2010. Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service 2011: 97(1); 21-27.
  • Heames RM, Risdall JE. Maritime Anaesthesia. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 2010: 156(4 Suppl 1); S349-352.
  • Heames RM The Armed Services Consultant Appointment Board. Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service 2007: 93(2); 82-85.
  • Heames RM, Cope RA. Hypophosphatemia causing profound cardiac failure after cardiac surgery. Anaesthesia 2006: 61(12); 1211-1213.
  • Lowes T, Heames RM. Training Overseas as a Specialist Registrar. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 2004: 150(3); 208-213.
  • Heames RM, Dekker BJ, Hett DA. To transfuse or not to transfuse. The pathophysiology of anaemia. Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service 2004: 90(2); 82-86
  • Dekker BJ, Heames RM, Hett DA. Carbon dioxide build-up during use of the Emergency Life Saving Apparatus. Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service 2004: 90(2); 70-73
  • Heames RM. Working Abroad as a Trainee. Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service 2004: 90(1); 18-25
  • Heames RM, Smith JE. Self Assessment Exercises - Local Anaesthesia and Sedation. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 2004: 150; 52-55
  • Heames RM, Sado D, Deakin CD. Is external paddle position important in determining the success of ventricular defibrillation? Cardiovascular Reviews & Reports 2002: 23(12); 679-683
  • Heames RM. Propofol as an antiarrhythmic. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2002: 89(5); 798-799Heames RM, Gill RS, Ohri SK, Hett DA. Off-pump coronary artery surgery. Anaesthesia 2002: 57(7); 676-85
  • Heames RM, Sado D, Deakin CD Doctors’ positioning of defibrillation paddles. Reply letter. British Medical Journal 2001: 323; 1066
  • Heames RM, Sado D, Deakin CD Do doctors position defibrillation pads correctly? An observational study. British Medical Journal 2001: 322; 1393-4
  • Heames RM, Vincent J. Urgent abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and sickle cell trait. Anaesthesia 2000: 55(10); 1034