Jonathan Alper (“Jonny”), founder of the Taunton staff, associate specialist, and specialty doctors (SAS) group, was for many years the chairman of the regional SAS committee (SASC) for the south-west and an ever present member of the trust’s local negotiating committee (LNC). A man of boundless energy, Jonny was always the first to comment on any new policy document, taking the trouble to make a detailed annotated appraisal usually produced…