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Chairman: Ramesh Ekambaram

Consultant anaesthetist, Pennine Acute NHS Trust

Secretary:  Santosh Patel

Consultant anaesthetist, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Qualifications: MD, FRCA, Post graduate diploma (Med. Edu.)

Professional interests & achievements: Dr Patel is currently working as consultant anaesthetist in Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE. Previously, Dr Patel has worked as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Pennine Acute NHS Trust (Royal Oldham Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary) currently part of Northern Care Alliance, Manchester, UK for 9 years. He also was a clinical academic advisor and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester Medical School affiliated with the University of Manchester.

Dr Patel did his early undergraduate and postgraduate in Anaesthesiology training in Gujarat, India. He did specialise training certificate course for Cardiothoracic, vascular and Neuro Surgical Anaesthesiology from a prestigious SreeChitraTrirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Kerala, India. He worked as an Assistant Professor at Institute of Cardiology (currently known as U N Mehta Institute of Cardiology), Ahmedabad, India.

He moved to Sultanate of Oman to work as anaesthetist in the middle level position. After spending nearly 5 years in Oman, he came to UK to pursue further training and advance career in Anaesthesia.

While in the UK, he also worked as an Attending anesthesiologist and Acting assistant professor for a year at a well-known Harbourview medical centre which is a busy tertiary referral trauma centre in Seattle, USA. It is affiliated with University of Washington.

Dr Patel has contributed as faculty and speaker for national and international meetings. Dr Patel has presented several abstracts at several national and international meetings. He has number of publications including in the fields of colorectal, obstetrics, patient safety and medical education. He has written chapters for gastrointestinal surgery, preoperative assessment and blood. His audit recipe for emergency drugs and equipment preparedness is published by the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

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Coordinator: Farooq Brohi

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive care, University Hospital of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Treasurer:  Anil Sharma

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive care, University Hospital of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Meeting abstracts: Sujesh Bansal

Consultant anaesthetist, Central Manchester Foundation Trust, Manchester

Dr. Sujesh Bansal is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He started training in anaesthesia in 1997 and was awarded MD in Anaesthesiology following a research in high-risk obstetric anaesthesia. He has a specialist clinical interest in anaesthesia for high-risk general surgery, oncology, transplant and inpatient pain management.

His projects has won many national awards in the field of patient care and educational & training. He has widely published in Anaesthesia and Pain Management and has been invited speakers on national platform on patient experience, PROMS and career development of International doctors. He is also Trust Tutor for International Doctors with remit of all new non-UK qualified junior doctors in the Trust.

Social Media: Rosie Hogg

Consultant anaesthetist, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast Trust, Northern Ireland

CME:  Umakanth Panchagnula

Consultant anaesthetist, Central Manchester Foundation Trust, Manchester

Trainee Fellowship: Vinay Ratnalikar

Consultant anaesthetist, ABM University Health Board, Morriston & Singleton Hospitals, Swansea

Qualifications: MBBS MD FRCA

Professional Interests & achievements: Intrathecal Analgesia, Regional techniques

Surveys: Bodil Robertson

Speciality doctor, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

Qualifications: MBCHB, FRCA

Professional interests and achievements: Bodil did her training in anaesthesia and intensive care in England and Wales then took a Consultant Anaesthetist post in Fife Acute Hospitals, Scotland. There with her interest in Colorectal Surgery patients, Bodil and a general surgery consultant colleague revised the fluid and electrolyte regimes for their colorectal surgery patients.

Bodil has an interest in acute pain and has audited aspects of PCA and epidurals.

In 2015 Bodil conducted a survey of doses of spinal opiods and local anaesthetics given for colorectal surgery. She presented the results at the 6th CAG UK meeting in 2016.

She moved to Newcastle for personal reasons, and decided to work as a post CCST Speciality Doctor.  Since 2015 she has been on the Colorectal Anaesthesia Group -UK  council.

Publication : J.Muhammad, B.Robertson, E.Major. Percutaneous Tracheostomy with the Ciaglia Blue Rhino Dilator. Journal of Cranio-Maxillo- Facial Surgery 2008;36; supplement 1.

Informatics Lead: Mohan Shanmugam

Consultant anaesthetist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Membership: Mahesh Trivedi

Consultant anaesthetist, Christie Hospital, Manchester