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SAS Training Calendar


 If you would like further information on any course on the SAS training calendar, please contact SAS Development.


GMC led CESR workshop TBC TBC email for waiting list
GMC Professionalism workshop (including leadership & management) Wednesday 13th March, 2019 Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow Portal link - 6 places remaining
Court Experience Thursday 21st February, 2019 Radisson Blu, Glasgow Portal link - 2 places remaining
Quality Improvement workshop Wednesday 27th February, 2019 Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, Edinburgh email for waiting list - course fully booked
FDA LaMP (Leadership & Management programme) Tuesday 6th November, 2018
(workshop 1)
Tuesday 19th March, 2019
(workshop 2)
*must attend both workshops*
Dundee http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/home/portals-and-topics/leadership--management/programmes/lamp-login.aspx both Dundee and Aberdeen courses are fully booked - new dates to be announced soon
Thursday 24th January, 2019
(workshop 1)
Thursday 23rd May, 2019
(workshop 2)
*must attend both workshops*


A note on Portal booking

Our Portal events and courses are set to be browseable and bookable only for those users set to the SAS-specific account role.

If you are having trouble booking, please ensure that when you open your 'Account Settings' (button on the top-left of your Portal screen), underneath the 'Your Account Category' section, your Account Role is set to 'Specialty Doctor/Associate Specialist'. Please note that you may want to change your Account Role back if (to give some examples) you are a dentist, psychiatrist or paediatrician and wish to view and book any non-SAS courses related to those roles.

If you would rather not change your Portal account role, please email us at SASDevelopment@nes.scot.nhs.uk and we will be able to book you onto any SAS course/event with places remaining, regardless of your settings.

For problems registering with Portal or other technical issues, please contact the support team at portal@nes.scot.nhs.uk.


Scottish National SAS Conference

Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

Tuesday 26th March, 2019

 A tailored event designed by SAS especially for SAS.

 A flyer for the upcoming Scottish SAS Conference is available here


Registration is now closed - please email for waiting list


Scottish National SAS Conference 2019 programme:

9.00am - 9.30am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30am - 10.00am

Welcome and SAS Programme Update

Dr Lynne Meekison

SAS Associate Postgraduate Dean

10.00am – 10.45am

Medics Against Violence

Mr Tom Berry

Co-Director and Vice-Chair, Medics Against Violence

10.45am – 11.00am

What is a Schwartz Round?

Jocelyn Cornwall

Chief Executive, Point of Care Foundation

11.00am – 11.15am

Refreshment break

11.15am – 11.45am

Supporting a Profession Under Pressure

Nicola Cotter

Interim Head of Scotland Office, GMC

11.45am – 12.45pm



1) Understanding Your Pension & Financial Needs as a SAS Doctor or Dentist (Chase de Vere) 

2) How to Land Your Plane on the Hudson, Rachael Bell (Dento-Legal Adviser, MDDUS) 

3) Assertiveness at work: Understanding yourself and saying 'no' with a smile, Scott Anderson (Assistant Secretary, British Medical Association)

4) Raising Concerns about Patient Safety, Nicola Cotter (Interim Head of Scotland Office, GMC) 

5) The Early Years: Top Tips for New SAS Doctors and Dentists, Dr Sue Robertson & Dr Liza Neville  

12.45pm – 1.45pm


1.45pm – 2.30pm

Demystifying Litigation

Richard J Pugh

The Faculty of Advocates

2.30pm – 3.30pm



1) Financial Planning for Retirement (Affinity Connect)

2) Impact of Brexit Decisions on the Medical Workforce, Nicola While (Europe Public Affairs Manager, GMC) and representation from the BMA 

3) Assertiveness at work: Understanding yourself and saying 'no' with a smile, Scott Anderson (Assistant Secretary, British Medical Association)

4) How to Make Your Job Plan Work for You, Dr Sue Robertson

5) Schwartz Rounds, Jocelyn Cornwell (Chief Executive, Point of Care Foundation)  

3.30pm – 3.45pm

Refreshment break

3.45pm – 4.30pm

What is Compassionate Care?

Professor John Gillies   

4.30pm – 4.40pm

The Future for SAS in NHS Scotland

Dr Lynne Meekison

SAS Associate Postgraduate Dean


Networking opportunity & refreshments