The partners in the Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) are: the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Association of Anaesthetists and NHS England/ NHS Improvement.

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Dr Felicity Plaat (Joint Chair)

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Dr Philip Barclay (Joint Chair)

Association of Anaesthetists

SALG Members


Name Representing
Dr W Donaldson Northern Ireland Representative, RCoA
Prof D Honan  Irish Standing Committee, Association of Anaesthetists
Dr I Sharieff & Dr H Smith SAS representatives
Prof J Pandit Immediate Past Chair, Royal College of Anaesthetists
Dr Peter Young Immediate Past Chair, Association of Anaesthetists
Prof A Smith Royal College of Anaesthetists
Dr T Meek Association of Anaesthetists
Dr M Needham SALG Scholar
Dr L Mulroy and Ms S Taylor Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Mr B Patel Patient Voices member
Mr P Phillips Welsh Government
Ms L Fowler NHS England 
Dr D Varveris & Dr A Harvey Scottish representatives (RCoA & Association of Anaesthetists, respectively)
Dr A McCulloch and Dr L Bubb Trainee Representative
Dr A Williamson Maternity and Newborn Safety Investigation Branch
Ms Nichola Crust Health Services Safety Investigation Branch
Dr P Hersey  Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Ms T Coates Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN)


If you would like to raise an issue with SALG, please contact [email protected]

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