The first in-person Anaesthetics Study Day, since before the pandemic, was held at the Royal Derby Hospital, for Speciality and Associate Specialist (SAS) Doctors based at Royal Derby Hospital and Queen’s Hospital Burton on 6 May 2022.
UHDB is committed to supporting SAS doctors and earlier this year became the first NHS Trust to appoint an SAS Advocate, Dr Guari Sankhe. The Advocate position was been created to improve support, training and wellbeing of SAS doctors with events such as this study day.
Dr Khurram Niazi, Speciality Doctor at Anaesthetics and ICU, Royal Derby Hospital, organised the study day which had over 20 attendees. He said: “The SAS Anaesthetics Study Days which have been held, now in person, are one of the hallmarks that sets our UHDB Trust apart from the rest. This is the only teaching and training activity in the country which is organised regularly for Specialty Doctors in Anaesthesia, ICU and Pain Management.
“We all were very excited due to the Study Day taking place in person, after a period of two years.”
The day was divided into interactive lectures and hands on workshops including ‘Depth of Anaesthesia Monitoring’ and ‘Embracing Research’ and paediatric pump training.
This day also involved a Q&A session with SAS Advocates, Dr Ajay Bajoria and Dr Gauri Sankhe who were able to meet the participants and discuss a range of topical issues.
Returning to face-to-face, in person training was a great morale boost for our SAS colleagues. Dr Niazi said that “There was a feeling of conquest against the Covid-19 in the air. A victory in which our group has played a pivotal and unforgettable role.”