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SAS Training Calendar

Scottish National SAS Conference 2020

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Thursday 26th March, 2020 - postponed

A tailored event designed by SAS especially for SAS.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Scottish SAS conference 2020: “Valuing SAS in Scotland’s NHS” has been postponed, pending our being able to schedule a new date. Thank you for your understanding.

Please visit https://events.nes.scot.nhs.uk/sas-conference-march-2020/ to review the programme and to contact the NES Events team for a place on the waiting list.

For those unable to attend in person, the conference plenaries will be filmed and made available to watch online.



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

Friday 20th March, 2020


NES Offices, 2 Central Quay, Glasgow

This workshop has been cancelled due to COVID-19 directives. We hope to reschedule it for later in the year, and offer it to those who had registered in the first instance. Please email if interested

FDA LaMP (Leadership & Management programme)


Tuesday 26th May 2020 (workshop 1)

and Tuesday 8th September 2020 (workshop 2)

Please note you must attend both workshops to complete this course




Centre for Health Science, Inverness





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 Dumfries & Galloway

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries

Click here to book via NES Portal