Nominations Committee announce the Webb-Johnson Oration awardee

Published: 23/02/2021

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to announce that Mrs Scarlett McNally has been awarded the Webb-Johnson Oration. This lectureship is to honour the name of Lord Alfred Webb-Johnson, past President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng). The lectureship is awarded jointly by the College and RCSEng.

Mrs McNally has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at East Sussex Healthcare for the past 18 years and was appointed as one of the Deputy Directors of the Centre for Perioperative Care in December 2019. She trained on the South East Orthopaedic Registrar training program, completing a Fellowship year in Perth, Australia, in 2000. In 2002, Mrs McNally took up her appointment with East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

In addition to her clinical commitments, she leads on increasing day surgery rates, streamlining the patient journey and enhancing the skills of the multi-disciplinary team. Mrs McNally coordinated the integrated care pathways for patients with hip fractures at Eastbourne and has written patient information leaflets for patients with common conditions.

In 2008, she took up the additional responsibility as Director of Medical Education at the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust which involves the continuous development and training of 200 doctors on official training programs across the Trust and many others not on training programs.

She is passionate about shared decision making and supporting patients to lead an active lifestyle. In 2015, she was responsible for developing the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ report Exercise the miracle cure.

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