SAS Doctors’ funding

SAS doctors’ funding allocation

HEE ensures equality of resource allocation and access to professional skills training. Each trust is allocated funding for an SAS tutor for one session per week.

There is also a central budget to support regional training days and some expenses for local training days. As SAS development funding has been significantly reduced, the scope of training activity has widened to include translational clinical topics, delivered as regional ‘update’ days, held at various locations across Wessex.

How to apply for funding

SAS tutors

Wessex SAS tutors can apply for funding to support a local or Wessex SAS Regional Study Day by submitting an application form.

Applicants should include as much information as possible, to support their application, including a breakdown of costs and a programme, if available. Applicants must specify whether their course will be open to SAS Doctors across the region. If it is, applicants must ensure the flyer and/or programme is sent with the application, for distribution. 

On completion of an event/activity for which funding is approved, the SAS tutor must submit a development fund evaluation form. This is to help HEE understand the benefits the funded development has provided to SAS doctors in the trust/region, and guide future funding allocation. Expenses will not be reimbursed until this evaluation form is submitted.

SAS doctors

Wessex SAS doctors must ensure they have fully utilised their trust/regional development opportunities and trust study leave budget before applying for individual development funding. Those wishing to apply for SAS development funding must submit an application form.

Applicants must ensure their application is clear and concise, and either printed or typed. Retrospective applications will not be considered. All applications must be signed by the Clinical Director and SAS Lead for the trust. Applicants should include as much information as possible, to support their application.

On completion of an event/activity for which funding is approved, SAS doctors must submit a development fund evaluation form. This is to help HEE ensure the successful development of SAS doctors in the region, and guide future funding allocation. Expenses will not be reimbursed until this evaluation form is submitted.

Contact us

The Associate Dean for Wessex SAS doctors is Dr Fatima El-Bakri.

For further information, or administrative support, please email SASDoctors.Wx@hee.nhs.uk