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.
There is a SAS ophthalmologist member for every region on the Group, providing representation on key College committees as follows:
|Trent||Miss Bronwen Attrup – Chair||Professional Standards|
|East Anglia||Mr. Virendra Soni||Finance|
|Oxford||Mr Ahmad Ahmado|
|NE Thames||Ms. Haseena Sadhwani|
|NW Thames||Dr. Gihan Ibrahim||Finance (share)|
|SW Thames||Mr Dipen Boghani||Training|
|West Midlands||Dr. Qusay Alfahad & Andrew Brown||Lay advisory group|
|Yorkshire||Dr Bhagayashee Shevade||Education|
|Wales||Mr Juan Salinas|
|N Ireland||Dr Lisa Kelly||Paediatric Sub-committee|
|Scotland East & West||Dr Anne Sinclair||Lay Advisory Group|