For staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors

How the College works with and supports staff, associate specialist and specialty (SAS) doctors in training, continuing professional development, research and health policy.  

RCPCH membership 

SAS doctors working in paediatrics are invited to join the College.

Your membership includes monitoring of your continuing professional development (CPD). Subscriptions are fully tax deductible; if you are a UK tax payer you can claim up to 40% of your subscription back from the Inland Revenue.

Find out your membership type and apply

Support on training and education

The College supports its SAS members on these matters, including continuing professional development and careers advice.

More about support on training and education


As a member and SAS doctor, you will be represented by the SAS Committee.

Contacts of SAS Committee

A local SAS representative is part of each College regional committee and is responsible for assisting SAS doctors in their region and raising any issues.

Contacts of SAS regional representatives

RCPCH Annual Conference 2018 - SAS session

Join us on Wednesday 14th March (14:30-17:30) for an afternoon exploring the role of paediatric SAS doctors in the current NHS and how the College can support and champion these key members of the team.  Find out what’s available, what others are doing, and have your say in how you’d like us to help you over the next couple of years.  Speakers include:

  • Developments in the curriculum and training pathway – how this will affect SAS doctors!; Dr David Evans - Vice President for Training and Assessment

  • Appraisal and Revalidation – supporting Lifelong Learning; Dr Andrew Long (Vice President for Education)

  • Workshop session - SAS Doctors - we’re here for you;  Mrs Sue Eardley (Head of Invited Reviews),  Dr Lisa Kauffmann (Treasurer) and Dr Mike Linney (Registrar)

For further details of the session see the flyer  (PDF, 283KB).


AoMRC SAS Conference 2018: Career Progression

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is holding the AoMRC SAS Conference on Monday 23rd April 2018.  This cross-specialty Conference is hosted by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and will include sessions on education opportunities, career development, quality improvement, wellbeing and non-technical skills.  There is also an essay competition under the theme: Blood, Sweat and Tears.

Conference flyer (PDF, 564kb)

Please see the RCoA website for further details including booking information.


RCPCH Annual Conference 2017 - SAS Session

Dr Varsha Sadavarte and Dr Samir Wassouf shared their experiences and insights into the range of opportunities available to SAS doctors looking to develop their career and expertise, and to support their SAS colleagues.  The presentations were followed by an enthusiastic and valuable discussion with SAS Committee Members and SAS Regional Representatives about upcoming projects. 

For further information including biographies of the speakers, download the session summary (PDF 285KB)

SAS Charters

The BMA - jointly with key nation-specific organisations - have produced a SAS Charter which sets out the support available to SAS doctors and what they can expect from their employers.  There are four charters - one for each of the four nations.  All charters are available on the SAS pages of the BMA website.

A supporting document SAS Doctor development - summary of resource and further work (PDF, 724kb) has been jointly published by the British Medical Association (BMA), Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC), Health Education England (HEE) and NHS Employers (NHSE) to complement these charters.   


Please contact Heather Clark in the RCPCH Governance Team