Dr Sarah Hammond
Telephone: 0208 725 3122
Secretary: Anaesthetic department
High risk obstetric clinic, robotic urology, urological stones, sedation for endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP, Trauma.
Qualifications: BMedSci, BMBM Honours, FRCA
Sarah Hammond graduated from Nottingham University in 2001 with Honours and has pursued a successful career in anaesthesia. She trained in the south west London region including 6 months at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Post completion of specialist anaesthetic training, Sarah completed the NHS Leaderships Academy Executive Fast Track Programme which involved executive education at Harvard Kennedy School along with time in private industry and completion of a transformational change project.
Sarah has been a consultant anaesthetist with a general and high risk obstetric specialist interest at St George's since 2010 and has a broad portfolio of experience including major oncology surgery, emergency surgery as well as obstetric anaesthesia.
Sarah is part of the high risk obstetric anaesthetic team seeing women antenatally. She works within the multidisciplinary team of obstetricians, midwives and specialists to create a plan for high risk obstetric patients who have been referred to tertiary level of care at St George’s Hospital. Sarah also has extensive experience of the management of women with morbidly adherent placenta. She is a full time consultant anaesthetist participating on 2 on call rotas; obstetrics and general anaesthesia.
From January 2019 to March 2022, Sarah has been the Clinical Director for Anaesthetics, Theatres, Pain, Sterilising services, Pre assessment and Resuscitation. She is a highly motivated clinical leader and is passionate about improving patient safety, clinical governance and staff engagement to enable change through quality improvement. This is evidenced through her previous roles as Clinical Governance Lead for Anaesthetics and Theatres; the establishment of successful group of multidisciplinary theatre user groups addressing a broad range of issues from efficiency to morale and creating a junior doctor engagement, patient safety and quality improvement programme. Sarah has broad experience in being able to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to deliver change.
Trust appraiser, carrying out appraisals for consultant surgeons and anaesthetists.
Member of the National Clinical Director’s Committee at the Royal College of Anaesthetists since March 2020.
Anaesthetic Lead for the London elective recovery programme as of September 2020.
Clinical Director for Anaesthetics, Theatres, Resuscitation, Decontamination and Pre-assessment and Pain 2019-2022
Theatre improvement lead 2017-2019
Clinical Governance Lead 2012-2014
General Anaesthesia Lead 2015-2017
FRCA, OAA, RCoA, AAGBI