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04/01/2017 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: East of England SAS Doctors email address update - Please be aware that as of today the mailbox for any SAS related queries has changed. The new email address is We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


HEE is committed to maximising opportunities for the development of SAS Doctors in the East of England (EoE). We recognise SAS Doctors and Dentists are a very important group who provide stability and service delivery across Trusts and Dental Practices. SAS Doctors and Dentists are a diverse group of doctors ranging in experience from four years post qualification to, in some cases, over thirty years of medical experience. Consisting of Specialty Doctors, Associate Specialists, Staff Grades, hospital practitioners, clinical assistants, senior clinical medical officers and clinical medical officers, this group of staff is referred to as the Staff, Associate specialists and Specialty Doctors (SAS) group. Each has their own personal and professional development needs extending beyond their delivery of clinical service. Service provision has traditionally been viewed as the main role of SAS Doctors and Dentists, and they make significant contributions to the advancement of medicine and the profession in areas of leadership, education, research and governance. 

SAS Doctors Development Days

HEE is organising a Development Days in early 2017 which will be mirrored in 3 locations. We hope that this will encourage attendance from a larger number of SAS Doctors. There will be very useful talks from the BMA and GMC around job planning, appraisals, revalidation and complaints management. We hope to see as many of you there as possible. 

To register for a free ticket, please click on the link below of the Development Day you wish to attend and click 'Register' on the page. 

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Colchester - 12th January 2017:
Norwich - 26th January 2016:
Cambridge – 2nd March 2017:

HEE Contacts

HEE administrative support for SAS Doctors is provided by the Secondary Care Team.

Please contact the Secondary Care/SAS Doctors Administrator for any local enquiries - 

Useful Links:

The British Medical Association (BMA)

The SAS Charter 

Health Careers - SAS Doctors

COPSAS (sub-committee of COPMeD)

Individual Royal Colleges will have further information on SAS Doctors. Please visit the relevant College website for more information.


Who is my SAS Tutor?

Each Trust has it's own SAS Tutor who provides local leadership and guidance, as well as being responsible for the local use of individual development funding. 


To find out who the SAS Tutor at your employing Trust is please see our SAS Tutors Contact page (click here)


SAS Tutors meet 2-3 times a year to collectively develop training for SAS Doctors through the SAS Doctors Steering Group hosted by HEE.  Minutes of these meetings can be found by clicking here.

Are there any funding opportunities available to assist with my development?

Yes, HEE have recently implemented a new strategy for the SAS Development Fund. Please visit the 'Funding Opportunities for SAS Doctors Development' page for more information on the three strands of funding available to SAS Doctors.

How do I become a SAS Doctor?

To enquire about becoming a SAS Doctor, please contact the SAS Tutor at your Trust who should be able to advise the best course of action for you to take. Trust grade doctors are not part of the SAS Doctors group and we encourage Trusts to offer Specialty Doctor contracts to these Doctors where possible.