Chair of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Patient Safety Group, Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Anna Paisley is a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and Honorary Senior Lecturer for the University of Edinburgh. She graduated from Oxford University in 1993, with higher surgical training undertaken in SE Scotland, culminating in a fellowship at St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. She has a particular interest in surgical training and assessment and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oxford in 2003 for research into the Assessment of Basic Surgical Trainees. She was part of the team that developed the Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification and has been Director of Year 1 (Certificate) since its introduction in 2008. She became a Fellow of the RCSEd Faculty of Surgical Trainers in 2015 and is currently Training Programme Director for General Surgery Specialist Training in SE Scotland. She was awarded the Penman Travelling Professorship to Cape Town in 2018. She is heavily involved in quality improvement activity and was named Doctor of the Year in the 2010 Scottish Health Awards for her role as Lead in NHS Lothian for implementing surgical standards of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme. She has been a Council Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 2015 and currently chairs the College’s Patient Safety Group.