The SAS & Hospice Doctors Committee provides representation to the Board of the APM through the Chair. The other committee members support the chair in all duties including its representation and responsibilities on other APM Committees.

The Committee provides a contact point for SAS members looking for help and advice, including guidance on issues such as appraisal and revalidation, as well as being aware of requirements for specialist accreditation. The committee coordinates activities for this group including the organisation of an annual study day and will maintain the SAS pages on the APM website.


SAS & Hospice Doctors Terms of Reference

SAS & Hospice Doctors Committee Roles and responsibilities

RCP SAS Strategy 2022 – 2024


Training and Development Framework

Dr Esraa Sulaivany

Committee Co-Chair

Dr Beth Williams

Professional Standards Representative

Dr Helen Bonwick

Committee Member

Dr Nicola Goss

Dr Owain Prys Thomas

Committee member

Dr Rebecca Watson

Committee member

Dr Mary Ann Mahadevan

Committee member

Dr Katie Jerram

Dr Paul Selway

Committee Co-Chair
SAS Joint Negotiating Committee

The joint negotiating committee SAS has produced several resources to help employers assess current progress and develop an action plan to support the implementation and embedding of the Charter.

BMA SAS Charter

BMA Joint Negotiating Committee Statement


Further helpful links and documents:

The SAS Charter Implementation Checklist – Useful steps on how to measure performance, develop business plans and gain support from stakeholders

The SAS Charter Toolkit for England – Jointly created by the BMA and NHS Employers, the toolkit consists of both evaluation and monitoring resources.

The SAS Charter Implementation Toolkit for Wales 

SSAS Resources

This page contains information provided by the SAS Committee specifically for SSAS members.

The SSAS Committee are happy to give advice and support to individual members of the APM. The Committee has been asked about contract and workload issues and very specific problems that colleagues are facing. They may not have all the answers but can listen and hopefully point you in the direction of further help.


CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)

The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) provides specialist physician training in the UK.  Click here for further details on applying for a CESR.


Palliative Medicine CESR FAQs on applying to the Specialist Register for Palliative Medicine under Article 14 (CESR) route.


GMC Review of the Routes to Specialist Registration


Career Development and Funding

It’s worth contacting your local deanery to find out whether funding is available for continuing education in your area. Click here for links to deaneries in England.

Career development opportunities for SAS doctors

AoMRC support for SAS Doctors

RCP Educational Supervisor workshop

NHS Trusts awarding 2 days leave to SAS doctors

[taken from the BMA free access site]

As at 4 June 2015 the following employers in England have agreed local policies to reward 7 years service in the SAS grades with two additional days leave:
1. University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust
2. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust;
3. West Middlesex University Trust;
4. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Trust;
5. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust including Royal Preston Hospital;
6. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust;
7. University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust;
8. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust;
9. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
10. Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
11. South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
12. Lincolnshire Partnership Trust
13. Kent Community Health NHS Trust
14. Kent and Medway Social Care Partnership NHS Trust.
15. South Warwickshire Foundation Trust
16. North East London NHS FT
17. Taunton NHS Foundation Trust from April 2015
18. Oxford University Hospitals
19. Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
20. East Kent Hospitals University NHS FT
21. South Essex – (1 additional day agreed)