SAS Leadership



SAS Tutor

Championing the needs of SAS clinicians and taking the lead on supporting professional and career development. You may organise SAS development days, provide advice and support to the SAS cohort in your Trust and ultimately be active in raising the profile of training and education needs for your SAS colleagues. Click here to hear about Dr Tracy Langcake’s journey to become a SAS Tutor

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Strengthening-the-role-of-SAS-Tutor.pdf (

Further reading into the role and how you can develop in this position

Sample job description

​​​​SAS Tutor Information - Working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (

SAS Advocate

A strategic role to promote, advocate and support SAS doctor’s health and wellbeing. SAS advocate is designed to be the voice of the entire SAS workforce and Locally Employed if applicable in your NHS Trust. In this role you’ll engage with all the SAS doctors in your NHS Trust and will gather insight into their health and wellbeing. You’ll work with the local negotiating committee, senior management and have collaborative work with SAS support leads, freedom to speak up guardians and change champions.

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SAS-Advocate-role-guidance.pdf (

This provides and outline of the role and the criteria needed to apply


​​​SAS advocate role - needs advocacy! | The Royal College of Anaesthetists (

Dr Rob Fleming, and Dr Gauri Sankhe discuss the SAS advocate role in this podcast.

SAS Local Negotiating Committee Representative

If you're interested in negotiating for and representing SAS clinicians in your region, then you may want to consider running for an elected position as an LNC representative. Elections are typically held biannually, and you’d actively participate in your local trust and attend up to eight meeting per year. You’ll have the opportunity to develop skills in negotiating and influencing as well as representing your SAS community.

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​​​Become a LNC rep (

This provides information on how to become a LNC representative

SAS Committee

There are many ways to be involved as a committee member and the first step would be to think about where your interests lie is it at a local level in your NHS Trust, for your Royal College or within your own clinical specialty. Depending on your areas of interest you could become involved in clinical governance or audit committees, morbidity and mortality review or serious untoward incident panels. It is useful to look in your NHS trust, Royal College or Union to see what opportunities are available.

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​​My journey to becoming the first female SAS committee chair (

This is a blog that highlights the SAS committee chair role within the British Medical Association


An appraiser is responsible for conducting performance appraisals for healthcare professionals. They assess the skills, knowledge, and performance of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to identify areas for development and improvement. As a SAS Doctor Appraiser, you will be responsible for conducting appraisals of SAS and Consultants and you will work closely with colleagues to ensure that appraisals are conducted in accordance with relevant guidelines and standards.

Appraisers use various tools and techniques to evaluate performance, such as reviewing patient feedback, observing clinical practice, and analysing performance data. They also provide constructive feedback and guidance to support the professional development of individuals and promote high-quality patient care. In addition, appraisers play a vital role in ensuring that healthcare professionals maintain their professional registration and comply with relevant regulatory requirements.

Who can I talk to about becoming an appraiser?

You can start with your own appraiser and talk with them about how they became one. Your NHS Trust will have insight into the opportunities available. Do check to see if there is local appraiser training internally in your organisation.

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​Medical Appraiser Training Courses, Webinars & Events (