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7th Scottish SAS Conference, Thursday 2nd November 2023, Edinburgh

The SAS Development Programme's 7th Scottish SAS National Conference took place on Thursday 2 November 2023, 09:20-17:00, at the COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh. This free-to-attend conference featured a variety of expert speakers delivering presentations tailored especially to those in the Specialist, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctor grades.

This was primarily offered as an in-person event, with the option for remote attendance via MS Teams. The majority of the learning sessions were recorded and will be added to our Previous webinars and additional resources webpage in the coming weeks.

Click here to view the posters submitted for the conference, highlighting clinical improvements led by SAS doctors in Scotland - these will be on display at the conference and voted on by attendees on the day.

Topics covered in the conference included:

  • New SAS Contract and Specialist Grade
  • Extending Your Role as a SAS: Options and Opportunities
  • Peer Support for Autistic / Neurodivergent Doctors
  • Suicide – the story, the facts, the future
  • Update from Head of GMC Scotland on issues topical for all SAS grades
  • Applying to the SAS Development Fund

Upcoming national courses & workshops




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LaMP (Leadership & Management Programme) Non-Trainee workshop

Wednesday 13th March 2024 (online - fully booked)

Click here for information about the LaMP workshop

Available online or in-person. To book or to add yourself to a waiting list, please visit www.lamp.nes.scot.nhs.uk or email us if you're interested in future dates of this training.

If you have secured a place, please email us about reimbursement of your LaMP booking fee - all SAS grades in Scotland are eligible for reimbursement of the £100/£175 fee.

SAS Communication Challenges Workshop (in-person)

Wednesday 13th March 2024, 09:30-16:00, Glasgow (fully booked)

This course aims to equip participants with the skills and confidence to have better conversations in challenging circumstances.

Due to high demand for previous sessions, places for this workshop are currently being filled from the waiting list.  

Please email us if you'd like to be added to the waiting list.

GMC Professionalism workshop (online)

Thurs 14th & Fri 15th March 2024 (from 09:15 - 12:15 each day)

This interactive workshop examines the key principles from GMP in relation to leadership & management, raising and acting on concerns about patient safety and the impact that professional behaviour has on patient safety, staff morale and working environments.

Click here to view the programme

Please click here to register your interest in attending this 2 session online event. Please note delegates must attend both days to complete the online workshop.

Undermining & Bullying of SAS Doctors (online)

Thurs 22nd    February 2024 09:00-15:30 (fully booked)

Click here to view the programme

This course date is now fully booked. If you wish to register your interest for future dates, please email the SAS Development Team at sasdevelopment@nes.scot.nhs.uk

SAS Human Factors in Healthcare workshop (online)

Fri 8th March 2024, 09:30-15:30 (fully booked)

Click here to view the programme of the past October 2022 session. More details coming soon

This course is now fully booked. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please do not hesitate to email us on sasdevelopment@nes.scot.nhs.uk

GMC-led Specialist Registration online Workshop for SAS Doctors working in Scotland (online)

Friday 26th April 2024, 09:30-12:00

Open to SAS doctors working in Scotland. Jessica Betts, a member of the GMC's Specialist Applications Team, will be joining us to deliver a presentation on the application process and to take individual questions in a live Q&A.  Programme details coming soon

If you are a SAS Doctor/Dentist working in Scotland and wish to register your interest in attending this online workshop, please click here to register

Previous Webinars 

Visit our Previous webinars and additional resources page to catch up on any session you may have missed.

Simulation training

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




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Forth Valley Simulation Centre courses 

Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Stirling Road

Visit https://scschf.org/courses/ for course options

Email us to let us know the course you're interested in and we will book on your behalf if approved 

Health Board local SAS events

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 events are listed below.

Please note that as of February 2023, we unfortunately cannot offer catering at our in-person events, even where it was previously advertised. Apologies for any inconvenience.


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NHS Grampian SAS Educational Event (in person)

Wednesday 13th March 2024, 12:15-17:00, Conference Room, University of Aberdeen Medical School, Aberdeen

Click here to view the programme

Please note we are now unable to offer catering or cover transport costs for this event

Click here to register your place

NHS Lothian & NSS SAS Educational Event (in-person)

Friday 15th March 2024, 13:00-17:00 Postgraduate Education Centre, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

Click here to view the programme

Please note we are now unable to offer catering or cover transport costs for this event

Click here to register your place

NHS Ayrshire & Arran Educational Event (in person)

Friday 15th March 2024, 09:30-16:30, Alexander Fleming Education Centre, University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock

Updated programme coming soon

Please note we are now unable to offer catering or cover transport costs for this event

Click here to register your place

NHS Highland SAS Educational Event (in-person)

Monday 29th April 2024, 09:00-13:30, Lecture Theatre, UHI House, Inverness

Click here to view the programme

Please note we are now unable to offer catering or cover transport costs for this event

Click here to register your place

This page was last updated on: 14.02.2024 at 18.18