Scottish Government and NES are supporting a major educational programme to improve professional development for SAS doctors and dentists. A network of SAS Educational Advisers has been recruited to provide advice and support to SAS doctors and dentists, and the mandatory requirements when submitting applications to the SAS Development Fund. Applicants should develop their bids in conjunction with their Clinical Director and Director of Medical Education and evidence how their bid for development will benefit their role, the clinical service they work in and ultimately the patients they care for.
Please find information on the SAS Development Programme's structure and governance here.
There are approximately 1250 SAS doctors and dentists work across NHS Scotland in a wide range of specialties.
The Specialty Doctor contract in 2008 recognised the need for time for appraisal and CPD, and all Specialty contracts should have at least one session of Supporting Professional Activity (SPA) per week to allow time for this.
The GMC has produced CPD guidance for all doctors, emphasising the importance of planning for career progression, patient safety and revalidation.
For more information on how the programme works please see our SAS Development Programme Brochure
SAS Managed Educational Network
Please find below a list of our SAS Educational Advisers by health board region
|Health Board Region||Educational Adviser||Contact|
|NHS Borders||Ms Victoria Dobie||contact|
|NHS Lothian||Dr Lynne Meekison||contact|
|NHS Grampian/Orkney & Shetland||Dr Sally Winning||contact|
|NHS Highland/Western Isles||Dr Fiona Gibson||contact|
|NHS Tayside||Dr Vinita Shekar||contact|
|NHS Ayrshire & Arran||Dr Liza Neville||contact|
|NHS Dumfries & Galloway||Dr Susan Robertson||contact|
|NHS Forth Valley||Ms Jane Shearer||contact|
Dr Patricia Townsley
|NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde||
Dr Morag Gorrie
Dr Jennifer Devine
Dr Anna Hanusiak
Dr Jane Wilkinson
Dr Grant Forrest
Who can I contact for further information?
NHS Education for Scotland
3rd Floor, 2 Central Quay
89 Hydepark Street
Glasgow, G3 8BW
Telephone Number: 0141 223 1509