Dr Sara Polhill is a consultant in critical care medicine and anaesthesia at UCLH, and is lead for paediatric anaesthesia.
Sara studied medicine at Southampton University Medical School, and trained in anaesthesia at Guy’s, St Thomas’s and Kings Hospitals.
She trained in paediatric anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street and Evelina Children’s Hospitals and critical care medicine at St Thomas’s, The Royal Brompton and Chelsea and Westminster hospitals.
She chaired the young fellows committee and sat on the anaesthetic section committee at the Royal Society of Medicine.
Sara continues to develop the paediatric service at UCLH.
She is an examiner for the European diploma of intensive care medicine (EDIC).
- Paediatric anaesthesia
- Paediatric analgesia
- Adult critical care
- Adolescent critical care
- Focused echo in critically sick patients
- Neuromuscular blockade
- Paediatric pain
- Neuromuscular blockers
Peer review journals – papers / review articles
Polhill S.L. Smith D.C. Are changes in the EMG response during Anaesthesia caused by failure of supramaximal nerve stimulation?
British Journal of Anaesthesia – 1998; 81:902-904
Polhill. S. Encephalitis in an ICU setting.Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care 2007
GF Strandvik, Polhill. S. Review Article : “Tumour Necrosis Factor inhibitors in Critical Care. Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care 2010
Peer review journals – abstracts
Polhill S.L. Smith D.C. Evoked EMG response during inhalation of a subanaesthetic concentration of isoflurane.
British Journal of Anaesthesia 1996; 76:578
Polhill S.L. Smith D.C. Are changes in the EMG response during anaesthesia caused by failure of supramaximal nerve stimulation?
British Journal of Anaesthesia 1995; 75:652
Book chapters / published guidelines
Polhill. S. Hypotensive Anaesthesia – Chapter
Handbook of Clinical Anaesthesia – Churchill Livingstone 2005
Polhill. S. McCorkell. S. Anaesthetic Registrar’s Handbook for Overnight Intensive and Post-operative Care Unit, St Thomas’ Hospital.
May 2007 – pre-publication
Polhill. S. Paediatric Epidural Guidelines for University Hospital Lewisham- a new service
Polhill. S. Paediatric Epidural Patient Information Leaflet, University Hospital Lewisham- a new service