This committee represents the needs of our SAS and LE members practicing in paediatrics. Our aim is to improve recognition of the contribution that our SAS doctors provide to the paediatric field. We also want to identify opportunities for continuing development, support and progression.
The Chairs of the committee sit on College Council as SAS representatives, and the committee is moving away from regional representatives, to a wider, more inclusive committee membership. You can find out more information about our SAS representatives below.
If you would like to be involved with the SAS Committee, please check our Volunteering Opportunities for live vacancies, or reach out to our Committee Co-ordinator.
Meet our Joint Chairs
We are lucky to have two dedicated Joint Chairs for the committee, and each rotates duties during their time in the position. Meet Dr Kumar Swamy and Dr Jamil Ahmad Khan!
I am an Associate Specialist in Neonatology at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
I have been involved with the RCPCH SAS committee for six years, working first as a regional representative. As a Joint Chair, part of my responsibility this year is to represent the SAS interests of the College on the Academy of Medical Royal College's SAS meetings.
I am also a SAS Tutor for Nottingham University Hospitals, and I aim to support SAS doctors both locally and nationally.
I am interested in Quality Improvement projects, and lead on ATAIN (Avoiding Term Admissions in Neonatal Units), postnatal wards, and transitional care.
I currently work as Clinical Lead of Paediatric Emergency Department (ROH) at Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust in Manchester. I am a Fellow of RCPCH, have been associated with SAS Committee for a few years before being elected as a Joint Chair. For this year I am currently the SAS Representative on RCPCH Council which provides me an excellent opportunity to interact and discuss issues directly with Council.
I aim to improve working circumstances for SAS doctors and keen to involve them with College. I am ensuring SAS doctors have a stronger voice by including them in College Committees and Examiner panels. I am keen to guide, engage and empower our ever expanding SAS workforce.
The SAS Committee will work in partnership with other College Committees, Specialist Societies and External Bodies to ensure that contributions of SAS doctors across Paediatrics and it’s sub-specialities are duly recognised and valued.
|Dr Jamil Ahmad Khan
SAS Committee Joint Chair
SAS representative for RCPCH Council
|Dr Kumar Swamy
SAS Committee Joint Chair
RCPCH Representative for Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
|Professor Stephen Turner
|RCPCH Registrar – Ex Officio
|Dr Jayden Lee
|Dr Adewale Owa
|Dr Aparna Kaniti
|Dr Fatima Shirly Anitha George
|Dr Kantappa Gajanan
|BMA SASC Representative
|Dr Kay Tyerman
|RCPCH Officer for Workforce - Ex Officio
|RCPCH Head of Membership
|RCPCH Head of Workforce and Careers
|National SAS Representative: Ireland
|National SAS Representative: Scotland
|Dr Laura Morris
|National SAS Representative: Wales
|Dr Chaman Urooj
|Regional Representative: North London
|Dr Eslam Mohamed Abdelfattah Edris
|Regional Representative: North East England
|Dr Sadia Zeeshan
|Regional Representative: South England
|Dr Tamanna Yesmin
|Regional Representative: South London & Kent, Surrey & Sussex
|RCPCH Committee Administrator - email: firstname.lastname@example.org