SAS Doctors

Welcome to the North Western Deanery's pages for Staff Grades, Associate Specialists, Specialty doctors and other non-training grade doctors (SASG). There are over 900 SAS doctors employed by 20 Trusts, including 4 Mental Health Trusts, in the region.

The Deanery makes an annual allocation to the Trusts for supporting professional development opportunities of SAS Doctors. This funding is in additional allocation to enable SAS doctors to gain further training or specific experience beyond CPD and Trust mandatory training.  

An established network of SAS Trust Leads / Tutors is used to promote the development fund and to support initiatives that enable career enhancement. This is done on a fair and equitable basis.

The North Western Deanery is represented on the SAS Doctors sub-group of COPMeD, COPSAS, which deals with national SASG issues and shares information with other Deaneries.


Within this section, you will find information on the following:

  • Contact information on designated SAS Trust Leads/Tutors
  • Links to helpful websites and resources that may be useful for you in your SAS role and for your professional development
  • Frequently asked questions


The North Western Deanery SASG Team:

Professor Pramod Luthra

Dr Jo Rowell

Julie Want

Amanda Fox

Lead Associate Dean

Associate Dean

Project Manager

Project Support Officer

For general enquiries about the Deanery's work with SAS doctors please email:


(Reviewed July 2013)