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Consultants and SASG

Consultants and SASG

Information about Consultants and SASG

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Consultants working in ELFT 

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SASG Doctors working in ELFT

Welcome from ELFT's SAS Tutor Dr Dewi Pritchard

My role, as SAS Tutor is to provide leadership, and guidance within the Medical Education and HR teams, specific to supporting the training and development needs of SAGS Doctors and meeting the SAS Charter. I am a link between the local representatives and The Medical Education /HR Teams and senior management, and also a person to contact for advice and support.

We recognise and value the diversity of experience that SAS grade Drs bring to our medical workforce and want to encourage you to continue to grow and develop in your career and personal development, in line with what is laid out in the SAS Charter, put together by the BMA and Heath Education England in 2014.

The SAS Charter key areas are:

  1. Conditions of employment.
  2. Revalidation, Appraisal, and job planning.
  3. Support.
  4. Development (career, training, CESR, CPD)
  5. Involvement in management structures.



There is a SAS Dr representative in each of the Trust Localities, and these are currently:

Tower Hamlets: Dr Sean White

City and Hackney: Dr Kate Aldersey

Bedfordshire and Luton: Dr Manuella Perry

Newham: Dr Adetoro Adenola

LNC representative for SASG Drs: Dr William Phung and Dr Zina Lechevallier

This is the Trust Joint Local Negotiating Committee, with representatives from all Grades of the Medical workforce that meets with BMA support to address issues of terms and conditions of contract, employment and workplace based issues with BMA support, and to  raise issues with the Trust Board.

Locally, regular SASG meetings are held, and your tutor will be able to offer you guidance and advice on all aspects of work and workplace related issues.

The Medical Education Team, and Human Resources. based at Trust Headquarters, will provide you with information specific to your job prior to starting, a job plan and information about working in your locality. They will also give you information about local and Trust wide teaching that you will have protected time to attend weekly, as part of CPD.

I hope you find the induction information for your locality useful, and you anything else you need to know regarding terms and conditions of employment, leave arrangements and application, and all the other personal and professional requirements and issues to remain abreast and familiar with when starting a new role on the Trust intranet.

If you are a new employee to ELFT you will also be required to attend a corporate induction and HR will provide you with information regarding this.

Wishing you an enjoyable start in your new post and in joining ELFT, and I look forward to meeting you at one of our Trust Medical Education events.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists have a Specialty and Associate Specialist Doctors' Committee which Kate Aldersey is currently the Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry rep.

The committee seeks to influence College activity to support SAS doctors and create a network of SAS doctors and SAS tutors. They are passionate about improving grade recognition, driving career progression and ensuring that development opportunities are presented to Specialty Doctors. The committee hosts a conference every other year and a number of other events and initiatives.

If you would like to find out more about the committee please go to where you can find more details about the committee and additional resources for SAS doctors or feel free to get in touch with Kate directly on

Dr Iris Gibson

SAS Tutor


SAS Drs ELFT Information

Below are links to further resources and information, relevant to working as a SAS Dr in the NHS.

Locality Handbooks - can be accessed via our Resources section for internal staff

Supervision Guidelines - can be accessed via our Resources section for internal staff

Royal College of Psychiatrists Specialty Drs Section

The SAS Charter HEE and BMA 2014

The SAS Development Guide – NHS employers 2017

Startwell & Staywell Framework