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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.

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
Mersey Vacancy
NE Thames Ms. Haseena Sadhwani
NW Thames Dr. Gihan Ibrahim Finance (share)
SW Thames Mr Dipen Boghani Training
SE Thames Vacancy
Northern Dr Alka Gupta
West Midlands Dr. Qusay Alfahad & Andrew Brown Lay advisory group
North West Vacancy
South West Vacancy
Wessex Vacancy
Yorkshire Dr Bhagayashee Shevade Education Committee
Moorfields Ms Azza Hussein Scientific Committee
Wales Mr Juan Salinas
N Ireland Dr Lisa Kelly Paediatric Sub-committee
Scotland East & West Dr Archanna Vani Examinations Committee

We are currently recruiting for a number of regional representatives to the SAS Group. If you are interested in finding out more visit our College Roles page, or get in touch via email – sas@rcophth.ac.uk


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