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.”
Dr Jaggar is the Royal College deputy regional advisor for the North West Thames region and also the lead for less than full time trainees in this region. She regularly hosts international fellows; most recently training a student from Tanzania. She is also currently an examiner for primary FRCA. She regularly teaches abroad as part of the pain education charity SPIN (specialists in pain international network). Her most recent trip was to teach multidisciplinary groups at conferences in Kenya and Rwanda in September 2013.
At Royal Brompton Hospital, she is the co-ordinator for the management training programme for senior trainees, co-ordinator for the governance training programme, and a member of the SPRinT multidisciplinary training team.
She is the deputy regional advisor and less than full time training advisor for Imperial School of Anaesthesia, London.
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).
She regularly writes for various publications in the fields of pain relief and cardiothoracic anaesthesia.