Harry Akerman

Harry Akerman

GMC Number

4422772 (Registered GMC name Henry Akerman)




Main areas of interest

My main area of interest is in Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anaesthesia. This targeted method of placing local anaesthetic around nerves allows my patients to receive the best possible pain relief following their operations. The majority of my patients are having orthopaedic surgery and these patients can often benefit from regional anaesthesia. I am the lead for Regional Anaesthesia at University Hospital Southampton

Membership of learned societies

Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Member of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Member of the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia

Member of Regional Anaesthesia UK

Research interest

I have an interest in Outcomes and believe that all doctors should know far more about the medium and long term outcomes of the procedures that we offer to patients. I have developed software to collect information from my patients in the week following their operation and the information I have accumulated has been both practice changing and needed. For more information on our software please look at www.iproms.co.uk

I also have an interest in software development and have co-developed Alloc8tor for streamlining the process of linking together those who have work with those who want work. I have also contributed to the development of forghetti which is a password management piece of software, enabling you never to have to remember a password again!

I am a visiting professor at the University of Southampton at the school of Electronics and Computer Science where we are developing a capaciflector which we hope will enable us to measure continuous respiratory rates in our patients outside an intensive care environment- something not currently feasible.

Teaching interest

I regularly teach ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia in the operating theatre, in the lecture theatre and am on the teaching faculty of several national courses. Since 2009, I lecture twice a year to the senior trainee anaesthetists sitting the final part of their anaesthetic exams and remain the course chairman of a not for profit course that I set up in 2006 to help registrars pass their anaesthetic exams. I also lecture nationally and internationally on the collection of patient outcomes.

Surgeons regularly worked with

Mr Campbell Hand. Consultant Shoulder Surgeon

Mr David Higgs. Consultant Hip Surgeon

Mr Amir Qureshi. Consultant Hip, Knee and Limb Reconstruction surgeon

Hospital(s) where have practicing rights

BMI Sarum Road, Winchester

Circle Bath

Southampton Spire

Wessex Nuffield


I studied medicine in London qualifying in 1997. My postgraduate training has taken me from London to Australia and from New Zealand to Bath before spending the final five years of my anaesthetic training at the Wessex School of Anaesthesia. I became a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2005 and have been a Consultant at University Hospital Southampton since 2008. 

I am married to a Consultant Geriatrician and have 3 daughters. I am a keen sportsman, regularly playing cricket, fives, golf, and tennis. More recently, much to my wife's dismay, I have joined thousands of other middle-aged men in taking up road cycling... and all that that involves!