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Staff and Associate Specialist Ophthalmologists (SAS)

The College’s SAS Group was established in 2006 and meets three times a year. The Group has representatives on all the main College committees, and on Council. The Group Chairman also represents SAS ophthalmologists on the SAS Committee of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

The President attends our meetings along with the Chief Executive. We discuss SAS doctors’ roles and the issues that they face, and try to develop better support for them. The Group conveys SAS concerns and viewpoints on College committees and feeds back relevant information on the work of the RCOphth and national ophthalmic news to the Group. It is also our role to maintain contact with as many SAS ophthalmologists as possible, to disseminate information to SAS members and to bring their comments and views back to the College.

We hold an SAS Forum at every RCOphth Congress with a speaker on a relevant topic and this also provides an opportunity for SAS doctors to meet and to speak directly to the President and College Officers.

For further information please refer to the latest SAS Group Terms of Reference.

Our SAS Committee members are drawn from around the UK, and provide additional representation on key College committees as follows:

Trent Miss Bronwen Attrup Professional Standards
East Anglia Mr. Virendra Soni
Mersey Dr Lesley Kaye
NE Thames Ms. Haseena Sadwahni Finance
SW Thames Mr Dipen Boghani – Chair Finance
West Midlands Dr Andrew Brown Lay advisory group
Yorkshire Dr Bhagayashee Shevade Education Committee
Yorkshire Dr Reema Gupta
Moorfields Ms Azza Hussein Scientific Committee
Wales Dr Gayathri Sreekanth
N Ireland Dr Lisa Kelly Paediatric Sub-committee
Scotland East & West Dr Archanna Vani Examinations Committee

We are currently recruiting for a number of additional SAS Group members. If you are interested in finding out more visit our College Roles page, or get in touch via email – [email protected]