Dr GLENDA HILL BSc, MB ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DPD
I started my professional career as a job sharing GP, but had an interest in dermatology at the outset doing 2 sessions a week as a Clinical Assistant for 5years.
In 1999 I swapped to a full time secondary care post as a Staff Grade, which was regraded into an Associate Specialist post in 2002.
I have found the SAS role very rewarding as it allows me to be heavily involved in direct patient care without getting bogged down by bureaucracy.
I am a clinical lead in the patch testing & phototherapy service in my department and have also been involved in numerous committees nationally including: the SAS subcommittee of the BAD; the dermatology council for Wales; the Welsh dermatology forum phototherapy subcommittee of the BAD; and the conference & events committee of the BAD, for which I am SAS representative. The latter role commenced following the initiation of the pre-conference SAS educational session, which is growing in strength. I have been involved with the organisation of the Clinical Dermatology Update (CDU) for SAS doctors since its inception and am very proud of the continued success of this conference in its tenth anniversary year.
Currently I am co-opted onto the BAD SAS subcommittee to report on the educational content of the aforementioned National educational programmes for SAS doctors.
I would strongly urge you to become involved with the committees work, should the opportunity arise, as it is does allow you to make a difference and adds another dimension to your career.