Arin Saha is a consultant upper GI, bariatric and general surgeon at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
He was appointed in January 2015 and has helped to develop the Surgical Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit and has been part of an award-winning surgical team which has worked to design novel job plans for surgeons and trainees.
He was appointed to the role of National Clinical Lead for the Surgical Ambulatory Emergency Care Network 2018 and now chairs the Surgical Same Day Emergency Care group within NHS Improvements. In recent months, he has also been involved in the Think 111 Working Group and is developing surgical pathways to promote efficient and rapid transfer of patients into appropriate surgical SDEC units.
Aside from his clinical focus on emergency general and elective bariatric and upper GI surgery, he is determined to ensure that the health and well-being of all members of the surgical team is maintained whilst delivering a sustainable and high quality surgical service, as well as promoting equality and equity within surgery through his role as the Royal College of Surgeons Regional Director for Yorkshire and the Humber.
More recently, he was appointed to the role of Vice Chair of the Upper GI OPG and is working with a team within the group to develop end-of-treatment summaries for patients. They aim to produce a sustainable, reproducible and bespoke set of documents for patients so that they have an easy to understand summary of their cancer treatment. With such a guide, they hope to increase the proportion and success of patient-led follow-up over the next few years.