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SAS Training Calendar

5th Scottish National SAS Conference - A tailored event designed by SAS especially for SAS

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

17th June 2021

The SAS Development Programme is pleased to confirm a new date for the previously postponed Scottish SAS Conference. More details will follow.


Online webinars

Developi​ng SAS Careers webinar 3 - Job Planning

Thursday 22nd October 2020

Click here to register via GoToWebinar

Developi​ng SAS Careers webinar 4 - Experience of CESR Application

Thursday 29th October 2020

Click here to register via GoToWebinar

Human Factors & Patient Safety (online webinar series)

Fridays 16th, 23rd, & 30th October 2020 - attendees must attend all three dates

Course now fully booked – email for waiting list

GMC-led CESR workshop (online webinar)

Autumn 2020 - date tbc

email if interested

Recordings of past webinars:

SAS Development Q&A webinar, Friday 15th May (audio only)

SAS Development Q&A webinar, Friday 29th May (audio only)

Developing SAS Careers webinar 1 – Extended Roles, Friday 12th June (slides & audio)

Developing SAS Careers webinar 2 - Developing Your Career, Any Age, Any Stage, Friday 10th July (slides & audio)



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

GMC-led CESR workshop



email if interested

GMC Professionalism workshop (including leadership & management)



email if interested

Court Experience workshop



email if interested

Quality Improvement workshop



email if interested

Time Management workshop



email if interested

FDA LaMP (Leadership & Management programme)


Please note you must attend both workshops to complete this course









Forth Valley Simulation Centre courses (various)

Various (see website)

Clinical Simulation Centre, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert

See https://scschf.org/courses/ for course options; email us to say which you're interested in and we can book on your behalf (if approved)


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.


Local days - for SAS in regional health boards

The SAS Development Programme support a number of local events for education and networking, specifically for SAS within their regional health boards. Information will be provided through your regional Education Adviser. Currently scheduled local days are listed below.

NHS Forth Valley SAS Development Day

Click here to view flyer

Thursday 17th September 2020

Learning Centre, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert

Click here to book via NES Portal

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde SAS Development Day

Friday 27th November 2020 (provisional)


Email if interested

NHS Fife SAS Development Day

Friday 5th February 2021 (provisional)


Email if interested



This page was last updated on: 11.09.2020 at 15.07