New report champions improved support for SAS doctors

Maximising the Potential: essential measures to support SAS doctors. Published by Health Education England and NHS Improvement

A new report launched today (5 March 2019) by Health Education England (HEE) and NHS Improvement (NHSI), sets out how specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors in England will benefit from better development opportunities and support.

Maximising the potential: essential measures to support SAS doctors outlines the measures that will be taken by a range of healthcare bodies, including NHS Employers, to improve opportunities for SAS doctors to advance as clinicians and leaders.

While SAS doctors make up 20 per cent of the workforce, many say they lack workplace support, find it hard to move between specialties, and have limited access to training.

Through implementation of the shared commitments in the report, HEE, NHSI and other partners, will work together to improve the knowledge of what SAS doctors do among other healthcare professionals and promote SAS as an attractive career option. 

Read the report on the HEE website.

View our existing range of tools and resources for supporting SAS development.

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