RCP Cymru Wales has published the summary and findings from the spring 2023 meeting of the Welsh specialty and specialist (SAS) doctor network.
On 8 March 2023, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) hosted the spring 2023 meeting of the Welsh specialty and specialist (SAS) doctor network.
Since we first established the network we have produced A positive career choice: supporting SAS doctors in Wales and A positive career choice: 6 months on and hosted three online meetings to enable SAS doctors to share information, build networks and seek advice from their peers.
SAS advocates and tutors are invited from all health boards, as well as SAS doctors across Wales who have signed up. All SAS doctors are welcome – from any college, specialty or career stage.
Dr Naeem Aziz, SAS advocate for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and a member of the RCP’s Welsh national SAS network said:
"We need a system that truly recognises and supports career development for an SAS doctor without requiring them to become a consultant as the end goal. Royal colleges can play a huge role in this by supporting health boards and trusts to develop a career pathway for specialist doctors which includes an autonomous working policy that can be adapted for use across the NHS."