SAS Doctors’ development opportunities

Wessex SAS doctors have access to the following development opportunities:

Wessex has set expectations that trusts have a responsibility to ensure that SAS doctors are getting involved in training.

Wessex SAS tutors have details about the opportunities available to SAS doctors within their trust.

SAS doctors should ask their SAS tutor for this information.

‘Taking the Lead’ leadership programme

Taking the Lead is a NEW leadership programme designed specifically for Wessex SAS Doctors. The practical, interactive and innovative professional development programme comprises of six one-day modules, four 90-minute action-learning sets, a 90-minute webinar and follow-up one-to-one coaching opportunities.

Please visit the Taking the Lead page for further information.

The King’s Fund – Emerging Clinical Leaders programme

The challenges for leaders in the current NHS have never been greater. The exceptional challenges of leading in a pressurised UK health care system, trying to meet the needs of an ageing population with increasing needs, against a backdrop of limited resources, poor workforce morale and untapped technological opportunities means that emerging leaders need to lead in a very different way.  

This exciting and popular The King’s Fund – Emerging Clinical Leaders programme enables emerging clinical leaders to develop the necessary skills to succeed in the modern health and care landscape in collaboration with colleagues from a range of other disciplines. We are inviting emerging clinical leaders from across health and care settings to join together in an inspiring programme to learn about yourself, your impact on others and the system in which you lead.

Please visit The King’s Fund – Emerging Clinical Leaders programme page for further information.

MA Medical Education (University of Winchester)

The programme is suitable for educators working across all areas of clinical and healthcare education including, for example, clinical tutors, educational supervisors, doctors, nurses, dentists, and those wishing to develop a special interest in education or who are managing education programmes.

When you complete the course, we hope you will not only see your educational practice in new ways, with greater insight, but also share your learning in your own educational contexts to inspire and lead.

Please visit MA Medical Education page for further information.

Specialty Trainer role

There are now 12 SAS doctors who were selected and trained to deliver the role of Specialty Trainer. Specialty Trainers can be contacted to deliver training days.

Further information can be found in the Wessex Specialty Trainers Directory.

Medical Education Fellowship Programme

It is recognised that SAS doctors may also be heavily involved in education, and the Medical Education Fellow (MEF) role has been expanded to include Wessex SAS doctors.

See the Medical Education Fellowship Programme page for more information.

Other Wessex courses

Wessex SAS doctors are also eligible to access the following types of courses via the Learning and Development section of this website.

Leadership, management and personal development
Medical specialty and revision

Wessex conferences

A range of Wessex conferences can be accessed via the Learning and Development section of this website.

The Improving Global Health (IGH) Fellowship programme recruits volunteers from all NHS staff groups. Volunteers are awarded a fellowship.

The fellowship includes a six-month placement with an overseas partner in a resource-poor setting.

See this website for more information.

Contact us

The Associate Dean for Wessex SAS doctors is Dr Julie Onslow.

For further information, or administrative support, please email