Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber


SAS Doctors


Speciality and Specialist Doctors (SAS)

We support Speciality and Specialist Grade doctors within the region in their pursuit of Continuing Professional Development. To allow us to support the approximately 1100 SAS doctors in the Yorkshire and Humber region, the Department of Health provides funding for the SAS Development Fund.

The full SAS Doctors section can be found here


British Medical Association (BMA) SAS Committee

The BMA has a committee specifically for SAS doctors; details of which can be found here. The information contains relevant details and links on employing and supporting Specialty Doctors. 

More details on funding for SAS Grade Staff can be found below.


GMC - Certificate confirming Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) applications through Article 14

The General Medical Council has developed a system whereby SAS doctors can apply under Article 14 of the General and Specialist Medical Practice Order for a CESR. This would apply to staff that have not completed a specified training programme.

GPs who have not followed a GMC-approved training programme can apply under Article 11 of the Order for a Certificate confirming Eligibility for General Practice Registration (CEGPR).

The GMC website has some key documents and criteria in relation to this.


Generic Skills Training Provision

We have commissioned a suite of modular courses to enable trainers (consultants and SAS doctors) and Postgraduate Doctors in Training (PGDiTs) to develop their generic skills. These courses are available as blended learning, consisting of online and face-to-face delivery.

To find out more and/or register for a place, please follow the links below:


NHS Employers

Further details on the new contract for SAS doctors and other helpful SAS-relevant documentation can be found on the NHS employers website.


Useful Links

A comprehensive list of the Royal Colleges may be accessed from our links page.


Contacts for SAS Doctors:

Dr Andrew Bolton, Associate Dean for SAS Doctors & Dentists.


SAS Study Days

Please see the attached for information rergarding to Study days that are planned for July.
Booking a place, please contact: Ms Debbie Harrison, Medical Education Manager
Tel: 01709 424186

Leading Skills For SAS Doctors - 9 July 18

Effective Communication Skills For SAS Doctors- 16 July 18