SAS doctors (Specialty doctors, Associate Specialists and Staff grades including trust grades and other locally appointed doctors) play a significant role in the delivery of clinical services in the NHS. SAS doctors usually enter the grade with a minimum of four years’ clinical experience after medical school but, often have many more years, possibly even decades, of experience to contribute. They bring a wealth of clinical knowledge to our health service, often with prior experience gained in other countries.

At the Academy’s SAS committee, SAS doctors from different specialities come together to share examples of good practice and promote professional representation and development for SAS doctors. The committee also works to raise the professional profile of SAS doctors and contribute their perspective to wider issues in health and social care.

Chair: Dr Kirstin May

Administrative Contact: David Calderon Prada at