Staff Grade, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctor

Staff grade, associate specialist and specialty doctors (SAS) are important members of any department, especially in Anaesthesia, and make an enormous contribution to service work. Doctors enter the SAS grade for many different reasons. Some enter from different training systems as the SAS route provides a means for secure employment; some have child care or family responsibilities and others do not wish to take on the role of consultant with the attendant responsibilities and duties.

SAS doctor survey on fatigue: Following the results of a 2017 survey of fatigue within anaesthetists in training and a 2018 survey into fatigue in consultants, we are now keen to understand how fatigue is affecting SAS doctors, NCHDs, Trust Doctors and Clinical Fellows, so that we can better represent you and provide solutions in this area. If you're an SAS doctor, please look out for your email invitation to take part in this important survey. You can also access the survey here.

SAS seminar, 25 April 2019: more information and how to book here.




SAS Committee

The SAS Committee considers all matters relating to SAS doctors in anaesthesia. 

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SAS related articles

reading a magazineThe AAGBI has published a number of SAS related articles in Anaesthesia News.

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Grants and awards for SAS Doctors

Man looking into microscopeSAS Audit Poster Prize. This is exclusively for SAS doctors to submit abstracts for poster presentation at the Annual Congress >

SAS doctorSAS Professional Development Grant. For SAS doctors wanting to broaden & expand their knowledge. Find out more >

SAS Handbook - 3rd edition

A useful handbook containing necessary information related to SAS doctors in a comprehensive manner in one document to which the Managers, Clinical Directors and SAS doctors can refer. Download PDF »