SAS doctors (Staff Grade Psychiatrists, Associate Specialists and Specialty Doctors)

SAS Funding Panel Review Dates 2023

Deadline for applications

Panel review date

Application decision deadline date

25th January 2023

27th  January 2023

13th February 2023

21st February 2023

24th February 2023

14th March 2023

21st March 2023

24th March 2023

13th April 2023

19th April 2023

21st April 2023

10th May 2023

24th May 2023

26th May 2023

14th June 2023

21st June 2023

23rd June 2022

11th July 2023

19th July 2023

21st July 2023

9th August 2023

23rd August 2023

25th August 2023

12th September 2023

27th September 2023

29th September 2023

17th October 2023

25th October 2023

27th October 2023

15th November 2023

22nd November 2023 

24th Novemer 2023

13th December 2023

13th December 2023

15th December 2023

11th January 2024 (plus two weeks for the Christmas break)

Applications should be sent to

Link to HEE NW SAS Development

Wellbeing and Self-Care for Doctors in a Post-Pandemic World

Trust SAS Education Meeting Minutes - Jan 23

Dr Nismen Lathif, SAS Lead - Tel: 07725512165

Dawn McLoughlin, Medical Education Manager -Tel: 07557 150080 Email:

The Trust has a number of SAS doctors who have gone through the CCT process and are willing to mentor those applying for the CCT – please contact Carol Douglas on 01925 664853 to obtain more details of mentors.

Further Information about the CCT process can be found under related websites.

Mersey have secured an amount of funding to support education and professional development for SAS doctors.

  • Please read through the SAS Development Fund Guidance Principles to confirm the application process, who is eligible to apply, what can and cannot be funded and the supporting document to be submitted with the application.

  • Apply for study leave in the usual process via Allocate.

  • Once funding for the study leave has been rejected, complete the  relevant SAS Development Fund Application Form - Individual Short Courses or Individual University Qualifications and submit this to your Supervisor to sign off and then submit to Dr Ashley Baldwin, Director of Medical Education via together with the course programme, your signed PDP and a summary of your study leave for the last 12 months.  Applicants should be clear and concise and must be submitted well in advance of the proposed course.  Retrospective applications will not be considered.

  • Once all documentation has been received this will be signed off and submitted to the HEE for consideration.

  • All applications will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing.

  • Successful applicants are required to complete an HEE Evaluation Feedback Form regarding their period of study. 

  • SAS Funding Panel Review Dates 2021-22

Updated to clarify eligibility criteria and process 

  • Applications for individual courses will only be accepted from SAS Drs, not LEDs

  • MUST have used up their Trust study leave funding

  • Applications for courses run by Trusts or HEENW must be primarily aimed at SAS doctors who will have priority for places

  • Unfilled places may be offered to other staff e.g. LEDs 

  • Previously only funded for overseas courses, accommodation paid on a “London deal” basis

  • Will now be funded up to a maximum of 50% for both UK & overseas courses

    • Accommodation within London or overseas – max. £75/ night reimbursed

    • Accommodation in UK outside of London – max. £60/ night reimbursed 

The previous forms have been amended to try and make them easier to complete and clearer as to what information is required.   An additional form has been developed for individuals who wish to undertake postgraduate university qualifications.  The forms are:

  • Application Form A – application for trusts to host an event

  • Application Form B – application for an individual to attend a short course or conference

  • Application Form C – application for an individual to undertake a postgraduate university qualification e.g. PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters degree.

  • Application Form D - proposals outside of usual criteria

Forms must be completed fully, and typed not handwritten, to ensure the Funding Panel is able to review them promptly.