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Documents & Links

The following documents are useful for SAS Doctors and Dentists.

Most, if not all the following publications have recommended further reading. Recent edits by Richard Muirhead ( see News page ). If any files are missing then you may download them from my website:


SAS Job Planning    Comprehensive guide by NHS Employers and the BMA, though a little dated ( November 2012. ).

Quality indicators for job plans for SAS surgeons  Guidance from The Royal College of Surgeons of England SAS Committee

Guidance on safe medical staffing - Report of a working party   The Royal College of Physicians 2018

SAS Autonomous Practice   BMA guide, 2015

SAS Autonomous Practice   BMA guide 2015, 2018 revision.

Employing and Supporting Specialty Doctors, a guide to good practice.   By DOH and NHS Employers, 2008. somewhat dated.

Improving SAS Appraisal: a guide for employers.  NHS Employers, June 2013.

SAS Doctor Development:   Summary of resources and further work. BMA HEE, NHS Employers, Academy of  Medical Royal Colleges. February 2017

SAS Charter for England   BMA HEE, NHS Employers, Academy of  Medical Royal Colleges  2014

Workplace bullying and harassment of doctors. A review of recent research.  BMA 2017

Dignity at work.  GMC policy, includes bullying and harassment.

Fatigue and sleep deprivation – the impact of different working patterns on doctors.  BMA January 2018

NHS Employers / BMA SAS Contract FAQ    revised March 2018

Bullying and harassment: how to address it and create a supportive and inclusive culture   BMA report 2018

Fatigue and facilities charter    BMA Last updated: 07 December 2018

Maximising the Potential: essential measures to support SAS doctors   Published by Health Education England and NHS Improvement. February 2019

General Medical Council. The state of medical education and practice in the uk 2019. Published October 2019.

The state of medical education and practice in the UK. The workforce report 2019.   © GMC




Other websites and downloads

Good medical practice -  The duties of a doctor registered with the GMC © 2013 General Medical Council. Can be copied freely.

The Reflective Practitioner - guidance for doctors and medical students.  No copyright.

NHS Employers SAS page. For the latest T&Cs, contracts etc.

Model SAS Contracts   FAQ, terms and conditions of service.I do not maintain this site, BMA does! However I have always found it accurate..

GMC apps for CPD and Good Medical Practice - for Apple and Android.   I downloaded the Android app and thought it quite useful. However, I am retired!

Ethics: Our ethics toolkits gives you essential guidance on the legal and ethical issues you may encounter in your clinical practice ( BMA )

SAS Ophthalmologists: Supporting a Key Workforce   © The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2018

Quality indicators for job plans for SAS surgeons  Guidance from The Royal College of Surgeons of England SAS Committee © RCS,  2015.

Guidance on safe medical staffing - report of a working party  © Royal College of Physicians of London, July 2018.

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges     SAS doctors page

COVID-19: PPE for doctors    Get clarification on PPE mask use in primary and secondary care, including procurement, use, and safe working. BMA Updated: Friday 3 April 2020

COVID-19 - SAS doctors FAQs. Contract changes and SPA time. BMA 23/04/2020



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