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SAS Advisory Group

The SAS Advisory Group represents SAS doctors within the RCOG.

Members of the SAS Advisory Group

Dr Misra Bano-Mahoo FRCOG, RCOG National SAS Lead/Chair

Misra BanooMisra is a senior Obstetrician Gynaecologist with special expertise in Reproductive Medicine and has been working for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust since 1995. 

She graduated from Jammu and Kashmir Medical School and arrived in the UK after graduation where she obtained a postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Medical Education from Newcastle University in 2002. She has been awarded Fellowship of RCOG in 2000 and Fellowship of Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) in 2005.

She is a Faculty member of LSTM/RCOG International Partnership and has been contributing to RCOG overseas development programme since 2007. She has facilitated in delivering overseas Life Saving Skills – Essential Obstetric Care and Newborn Care courses for the partnership in Kenya and Tanzania, and has worked for the RCOG in Somaliland.

Misra has been on the GMC Specialist Register since 2007; however she continues as an Associate Specialist in order to inspire other doctors in the SAS grade. She has a passion and commitment to the SAS grade and strongly believes that SAS doctors could contribute more within their grade and participate in leading changes in the NHS for better patient care.

She is an active member of the Local and Regional SAS BMA committees; Vice chair Northern Region SASC and a founder member of the SAS Tutors Working Group of the Northern Region. In addition to this, she is a member of the board of directors and one of the trustees of two local community organisations.

Dr M B Mahroo during her service in the current Trust has been awarded 6 discretionary points for her contribution to the trust and in recognition of her clinical and academic contribution to the Department of Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine.

Mr Samy Y B Bishieri FRCOG, South West

Photo and biography to come.

Dr Heather Currie FRCOG, Scotland

Heather CurrieHeather is an associate specialist gynaecologist at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. She specialises in menopause, premenstrual syndrome and subfertility. Heather is Co-Editor of the journal of the British Menopause Society (BMS)Post Reproductive Health, Honorary Secretary of the BMS, a member of the Medical Advisory Council of the BMS, a member of the Scottish National Infertility Group, Managing Director of Menopause Matters Ltd and former National Lead for SAS Doctors for the RCOG. Heather is also the author of the award-winning book Menopause: answers at your fingertips, and of many original papers and review articles in scientific journals.

Dr Julie Anne Forbes, Northern Ireland

Julie-Anne ForbesJulie Anne is an associate specialist at the Gynaecological Oncology Centre in Belfast. Her interests include perioperative management of gynaecological oncology patients, local anaesthetic hysteroscopy and postmenopausal bleeding. She was Level 2 Ultrasonographer for the UKCTOCS trial Belfast centre from 2004 to 2012. Julie teaches and examines undergraduate medical students for Queen’s University Belfast where she is also involved in interviewing prospective medical students.

Dr Wassim A Hassan, East of England

Wassim HassanWassim is a senior clinical fellow in fetal medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is developing a special interest in cardiac fetal medicine, including research, and is currently working on an imaging strategy to develop high-standard imaging (3D and 4D) for use in this field. Wassim also has a special interest in intrapartum ultrasound and has published a novel 2D ultrasound technique to assess intrapartum cervical dilatation. He is currently working on a new ultrasound monitoring tool (sonopartogram) to assess progress during labour. Wassim is leading a project to provide intrapartum ultrasound training and has developed teaching and training links with hospitals and fetal medicine centres in Germany, Norway and Switzerland.

Mrs Bella Noel MRCOG, Yorkshire

Bella is an associate specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology for the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, where she has worked for the last 12 years.

Dr Anuradha Radotra FRCOG, West Midlands

Anuradha is an associate specialist at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Her main area of interest is maternal medicine.

Contact the SAS Advisory Group

To contact the SAS Advisory Group, please email Dr Misra Bano-Mahroo.

Elsewhere on the site

SAS doctors at the RCOG
Information for SAS doctors working in obstetrics and gynaecology
SAS FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions from SAS doctors