Posts Tagged ‘SAS doctors’

Hospital doctor pay scales for 2016/2017 – a 1% NHS pay rise

After years of little or no increase, the Conservative government awarded a pay rise of 1% for 2016/2017 in England to the hospital doctor pay scales. The...

SAS doctors: “We must grab all opportunities”

The following is a summary of a recent speech given by Dr Shanbhag, chair of the BMA's SAS committee, at its annual conference: How many of you are aware...

New charter to support SAS doctor development

A royal college is calling on NHS employers, deaneries and trusts to endorse a new charter that supports SAS doctors' distinct professional needs. Staff g...

Top five tips for successful part-time working

Doctors are becoming increasingly interested in the possibility of working part-time or flexibly as they look to achieving a better work-life balance. Empl...

Hike in SAS doctors moving onto new contract

The numbers of SAS doctors working on the new contract has grown significantly in the past year, a survey reveals. BMA research shows that 80% of associa...

Battling to get new SAS contract implemented

Dr Radhakrishna Shanbhag, chair of the BMA's SAS doctors committee, addressed its annual conference this week. Here’s a summary of his speech: The new ...

SAS doctors aren’t applying for training funds

Staff and associate specialists risk losing millions of pounds in government money for their professional development because they are not applying for the...

Survey confirms slow SAS contract roll out

A minority of SAS doctors had moved on to their new contracts over a year after implementation had been agreed. A BMA survey of over 1,000 SAS doctors ...

Time to prioritise SAS contract implementation

I got into medico-politics to improve the lives of staff grade and associate specialist grade doctors. What I didn’t fully appreciate was the how painful...

SAS doctors having to fill in service gaps

SAS doctors are being pressurised to sign up to job plans that include additonal duties, senior BMA representatives have warned. Dr Radhakrishna Shanbha...

“Transform this forgotten tribe”, says SAS leader

SAS doctors have a unique chance to develop a crucial and valued role in the changing NHS, according to the chair of the BMA’s staff and associate sp...