SAS doctors development and retention: support for the CESR training route

28 / 06 / 2018

This case study looks at how Calderdale and Huddersfield Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has worked to resolve the challenges faced by specialty and associate specialist (SAS) and trust doctors.

The publication looks at:

  • how the trust established a certificate of eligibility for specialist registration (CESR )support group
  • designed posts to enable SAS and trust doctors to achieve the experience, knowledge and skills required to apply for CESR
  • attracted doctors to fill these posts creating a supply of doctors who can progress into consultant positions.

This case study features top tips for other organisations that may wish to introduce a similar support programme to address challenges faced by SAS and trust doctors around recruitment and retention.

Find out more about SAS development.


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