Dr Anna Fowler
Anna Fowler is a consultant head and neck anaesthetist currently based at RNTNE and UCLH. She has developed at comprehensive head and neck pre assessment clinic at UCLH and is a member of the head and neck cancer MDT.

She has an interest in simulation and its use in education and is  a pioneering member of the Faculty for Gasagain and the SAFE airway course at UCLH.

She is also  a training programme director for the less-than-full-time trainees in London, with five years experience. During this time Anna has been involved in two major national surveys to look at less-than-full-time training in the UK.

In addition to this Anna has  also helped to establish a national network for less-than-full-time training, including the running of the return to work simulation course by GASagain, which now has the Royal College of Anaesthestists as one of it's centre.

Dr Maria Garside
Following 18 months of medicine and A&E after qualifying, Maria started training in anaesthesia in Yorkshire in 1998. She became LTFT after having her first child in 2002. In 2008, towards the end of her training, Maria chose to leave in order to take up a part-time post as an SAS anaesthetist, in order to be more available for her family at home.In 2011, she gained equivalence with CCT from the GMC via the CESR route, and became a consultant in Bradford in 2017. She has an understanding of the challenges of returning from an extended time off work due to her own experiences of both maternity leave and recovering from surgery on more than one occasion. She is interested in helping others make a successful return to work, and finds the GASagain course a fantastic way of contributing to this process.

Dr Fran Haigh
Fran is a consultant anaesthetist at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She has an interest in emergency surgery, ENT and paediatrics and is the medical lead for simulation at the hospital. As well as being a Faculty member of GASagain at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, she is also a co-director of GASagain at Bournemouth.

Dr Jill Horn
Jill has been a consultant anaesthetist at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust since 2003. She maintains a broad clinical role including vascular anaesthesia, colorectal, ENT, trauma and acutes. Alongside clinical practice she has significant educational experience including roles as college tutor, simulation lead and training programme director.

Jill did most of her training on a less-than-full-time basis and has personal experience of returning to work after periods of absence. She has been committed to GASagain for six years and has also supported several colleagues (trainees, consultants and SAS doctors) in their return to work. Returning to work can be very challenging but Jill believes that with the right support and thoughtful preparation the process can be made smoother and more straightforward for all concerned.

Dr Annie Hunningher

Annie Hunningher is a consultant in anaesthesia at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health. Annie has returned to work three times (once for illness and twice for maternity leave). Annie first conceived the GASagain course idea in 2007, and through collaboration, dedication and teamwork has lead the course to evolve to form a national network and to be an established course at the Royal College of Anaesthestists. The GASagain group has influenced Return to Work guidance on a national level and were delighted to be awarded the 2016 Humphrey Davy award for their service to the Royal College of Anaesthestists.

Dr Seema Randive
Seema Randive gained a medical degree from the University of Mumbai in 2000.

Following specialist training in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at Barts and The London School of Anaesthesia, she has recently been appointed as consultant anaesthetist at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex.

Seema has a keen interest in the management of obstetric anaesthesia. She is also an expert in regional anaesthesia for operations on the hand.

She has a special interest in education and teaches regularly on simulation courses at the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Anglia Ruskin University.

Dr Isabel Smith

Isabel Smith is a consultant anaesthetist at Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals, with an interest in obstetric anaesthesia. She developed an individualised clinical Return to Work Programme to support trainees in their first few weeks back at work during her tenure as college tutor. This approach is now offered to trainees in all specialities throughout Wessex.

Isabel is Director of the South Coast GASagain simulation course which was developed in collaboration with Faculty in London and Bradford to offer further hands-on experience and build confidence before returning to work. 

The organisers are supported by enthusiastic faculty across the UK which include:

  • Sarah Berridge
  • Carolyn Evans
  • Dawn Fabbroni
  • Mark Fairbrass
  • Catherine Farrow
  • Laura Fulton
  • Louise Jobling
  • Christine Rowley
  • Christine Sananthanan
  • Louise Savic
  • Andrew Skyes
  • Trudi Young