SAS Doctors

2022 Appraisal and Job Planning Events

New courses/workshops


Appraisal for Doctors, Preparing your PDP & reflecting on your practice

Date: Friday 29th July 2022

Timings: 09:30-16:30

Email [email protected] – to book your place


Course structure:

  • To provide you with updated information about appraisal and revalidation during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • To provide guidance regarding high quality virtual appraisal meetings
  • To explain additional facts from the GMC supporting information guidance from whole scope of practice
  • To understand and practice writing SMART PDP’s
  • Reflecting on your practice



Job Planning and Negotiation Skills

Date: Friday 26th August 2022

Timings: 09:30-16:30

Email [email protected] – to book your place


Workshop objectives

  • To review the principles and purpose of job planning: good practice and national
  • To understand how job planning fits into the SAS doctors’ contract
  • To understand the process of job planning, including objective setting, annual review and how this links to appraisal
  • To understand the role and principles of negotiation in obtaining the best outcomes for doctors and the
  • To discuss the importance of preparation prior to the job planning meeting
  • To consider potential problems and solutions to these
  • To review the key principles of negotiation and how to manage a challenging job planning discussion


2021 SAS CPD “Skills-Builders”

Flexible training programmes to suit different clinician training needs in 2021.

Email [email protected] with your 3 preferred courses.

Dates to be confirmed, starting in June 2021. Closing date for choices is the 12th April 2021.

New courses
M50: Setting up and managing a virtual clinic
M51: Working and influencing within a Post-Covid NHS
M52: Being an online presenter including use of technology
M53: Working with your team virtually
M54: Personal resilience in the time of covid

Core Skills
M01: Leading local service development
M02: Introduction to project management
M03: Building a business case for a new clinic
M04: Engaging patients effectively
M05: Building professional resilience
M06: Managing stress, time & workload
M07: Getting the most out of appraisal
M08: Improving through reflective practice
M09: Core management skills for clinicians
M10: Changing behaviour through audit
M11: Negotiating effectively
M12: Improving career opportunities
M13: Dealing with difficult colleagues
M14: Navigating the new NHS
M15: Working with managers
M16: Primer on medical-legal skills
M17: Getting the most out of job planning
M18: Safer practice using human factors
M19: Becoming a mentor
M20: Becoming an effective presenter
M21: Taking clinical responsibility & autonomy
M22: NHS induction for overseas doctors
M23: Enhancing practice through mindfulness
M24: Leading cultural change
M25: Becoming more assertive
M26: Professional insights through critical appraisal & reflective practice
M27: Raising the profile of SAS doctors across services and Trusts
M28: ‘Open Your Mind’ – Improving professional practice through applied mindfulness
M29: Navigating organisational and team dynamics and politics
M30: Managing complaints, clinical accountability and governance
M31: Delivering exceptional customer service & patient care
M32: Effectively supervising junior clinicians
M33: Improving interpersonal effectiveness through emotional intelligence

Advanced Skills
M41: Success with CESR
M42: Leading a project (3 days + mentoring)
M43: Medico-legal skills – Defensive practice
M44: Medico-legal skills – Being an expert
M45: Teach the Teacher (2 days)

Medical Education