At the Association of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Anaesthetists, we recognise the vital contribution that SAS/NCHD doctors make, both to the world of anaesthesia and to our individual organisations. As well as elected SAS doctors on our councils, each organisation has an active SAS committee and we aim to represent, promote, and include our SAS members in all that we do. However, we recognise that SAS/NCHD anaesthetists are all too often still unsung heroes, and we would like to change this.
Working within your department there are undoubtedly SAS anaesthetists whose work is worthy of recognition. They might demonstrate notable clinical expertise or be involved in quality improvement or service development. They might be known for the standard of their teaching, or in organising education. They might be involved in management, leadership, or research. We would like to know about more of these inspirational SAS anaesthetists in order to promote them and the work that they do. We hope to share their stories on a regular basis on each of our websites. In doing so, we will be promoting not just individual doctors, but also all SAS anaesthetists and the career progression options potentially available as a SAS doctor.
If you would like to nominate a colleague for inclusion, we would love to hear from you. We are hoping to receive nominations not just from other anaesthetists, but from surgical colleagues, theatre teams and anyone else who works with these doctors. We will, of course, require their permission to feature them.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Rob Fleming, Specialty Doctor, Elected Council Member, and SAS Committee chair, Association of Anaesthetists
Lucy Williams, Associate Specialist, Elected Council Member, and SAS Committee chair, Royal College of Anaesthetists