In this episode of Anaesthesia on Air Dr Fiona Donald, President RCoA, talks to Pauline Elliott, Chair of PatientsVoices@RCoA, about the College’s commitment to patient and public involvement.

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(Recorded 15th November 2022)

Dr Fiona Donald

Dr Fiona Donald qualified from Bristol University in 1985 and trained in anaesthetics in Bristol, the southwest, Oxford and Geneva from 1987-97. She was appointed as a Consultant at Southmead Hospital in Bristol in 1997.  Fiona's main area of clinical and research interest is obstetric anaesthesia concentrating on improvements in safety through team training.

She has a longstanding commitment to teaching and training, having been College Tutor, Chair of the Board of the Bristol School of Anaesthesia and an FRCA examiner. 

Pauline Elliott

Pauline worked in the NHS as a nurse and manager for 27 years specialising in intensive care and neurosciences.  She worked in hospitals and NHS trusts in Cardiff, Derby, Nottingham, Cambridge and Oxford.  In 2005 she moved to the Office of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman where she focused on high risk and high priority investigations into complaints about the NHS and government services.  During her final two years at PHSO she held two roles simultaneously: Assistant Director - Complex Casework and Head of Clinical Advice. She retired in December 2018. Pauline enjoys travel and learning about the history of art.  She is a volunteer for the National Trust.