Dr Sian Jaggar specialises in adult and paediatric cardio-thoracic anaesthesia and pain relief. She has a particular interest in education as a tool to enhance understanding between different working groups.
As part of her training, Dr Jaggar spent a year at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, as a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) international fellow.
Dr Jaggar is a regular speaker for the Specialists in Pain International Network (SPIN) group, which organises travel to less developed countries, or those countries facing healthcare challenges, for conferences in association with the Royal Society of Medicine and local groups in the field of pain and analgesia.
Says Dr Jaggar: “Most events take place in less developed European countries and aim to improve dialogue between different regions on the subject of education in pain relief.”
As well as being a Royal College of Anaesthetists college tutor for Royal Brompton Hospital, and currently the lead tutor for the UK, Dr Jaggar hosts international fellows – most recently training a student from Tanzania.
She is also currently an examiner for primary FRCA.
Dr Jaggar is editor of Core Topics in Pain for Cambridge University Press, is a regular reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing and has written chapters for several books. Most recently she co-edited An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety (Oxford University Press, 2010).