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Worcester Anaesthetist wins top national award

A doctor from Worcestershire Royal Hospital has won a top national award for her work with the Association of Anaesthetists.

Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr Satinder Dalay was awarded the highest honour by the Association of Anaesthetists at their 2020 meeting.

The Association of Anaesthetists is a national body that represents the life-changing, life-saving profession of anaesthesia – with over 10,000 members worldwide.

Dr Dalay was nominated for the award after being recognised for the successes she achieved as an elected member of the Group of Anaesthetists in Training (GAT) Committee.

Satinder - or Satty as she’s known by her colleagues –also edited and produced the latest Group of Anaesthetists in Training Handbook, which all trainee anaesthetists in the UK use as guidance in their training.

Satty graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2009 and started her specialist Anaesthetist training at the Birmingham School of Anaesthesia, before taking up a consultant anaesthetist post at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in January last year.

Clinical Director of Anaesthetics at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Joanna Marriott, said: “As a department we’re extremely proud of Satty receiving this well-deserved award. It’s a huge honour in recognition of how hard Satty has worked during her time as an elected member of the Group of Anaesthetists in Training committee.”

Chair of the Trainee Committee of the Association of Anaesthetists, Dr Sally El-Ghazali, said: “Satty has always said that if she was not a doctor, she would be a Match of the Day football pundit! Although I have no doubts in her ability to do this job well, we need her to stay in anaesthesia as she is a great asset to our profession. A huge congratulations Satty on the award – you are worthy and deserving of this honour.”