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Thursday 3 February 2022 18:00 - 20:00 (Login available 17:45)


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Non Members - £56


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About this webinar

The introduction of a new contract is a significant event in any doctor's career. The 2021 SAS contract reform in England, Wales and Northern Ireland involves changes to the Specialty Doctor grade, and re-introduces a senior grade, the "Specialist". The aim of this webinar is to provide important details surrounding the new contracts and how these changes might affect SAS anaesthetists, those who manage them, and those interested in a SAS career. This will include focus on the Specialist grade and what differentiates a Specialist Anaesthetist from a Specialty Doctor, or a Consultant. Speakers will make the case for the 2021 Specialty Doctor and Specialist roles form the point of view of individual doctors, Local Negotiating Committees, and Clinical Directors. We hope to empower Specialty Doctors who believe they are already working as Specialists to have conversations with their managers about how this might be recognised.

Login will be available from 17:45, but the broadcast will not start until 18:00.

Joining the webinar 

You can log in from the comfort of your own home, your office, or any where else that is convenient. All you need is a decent internet connection and a quiet room. If you are unable to attend live do not worry, you will be automatically sent the recording 24 hours after the webinar whether you attend or not. 

Please ignore questions about access and dietary requirements during the booking process. Joining details will be sent automatically via email - please ensure the email we have for you is correct, and remember to check for updates in that email account in the week prior to the webinar. 

Organisers: Dr Robert Fleming, (SAS Committee Chair and Elected Board / Council member, Association of Anaesthetists) and Dr Emma Wain (SAS Committee Member and Elected Board / Council Member, Association of Anaesthetists)
Chair: Dr Thomas James
, (SAS Committee Immediate Past Chair and Elected Board / Council member, Association of Anaesthetists)

The new contracts– Dr Emma Wain, Associate Specialist and LNC Chair Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital
What is a Specialist? Am I one? - Dr Robert Fleming, Specialty Doctor, Sherwood Forest Hospitals
Reasons to advertise the new contracts, and advantages of using the Specialist grade from the perspective of a clinical director.- Dr Lucy Williams, Associate Specialist and Clinical Lead for Anaesthetics, Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Panel Discussion, speakers plus Dr Leanne Davison, SAS committee BMA SASCUK representative, Associate Specialist in Intensive Care, Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast