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

SAS Funding Panel Review Dates 2022-23

Deadline for applications

Panel review date

Application decision deadline date

20th April 2022

22nd April 2022

11th May 2022

25th May 2022

27th May 2022

15th June 2022

22nd June 2022

24th June 2022

12th July 2022

19th July 2022

22nd July 2022

10th August 2022

24h August 2022

26th August 2022

13th September 2022

27th September 2022

30th September 2022

18th October 2022

25th October 2022

28th October 2022

16th November 2022

22nd November 2022

25th November 2022

14th December 2022

14th December 2022

16th December 2022

12th January 2023 (additional week for Christmas period)

24th January 2023

27th January 2023

13th February 2023

21st February2023

24th February2023

14th March 2023

21st March 2023

24th March 2023

13th April 2023

Applications should be sent to

Link to HEE NW SAS Development

SAS Newsletter Issue 7 Apr 22

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

HEE SAS Committee Minutes - 9 Feb 22

Dr Tessa Myatt, SAS Lead - Tel: 0151 489 6137 

Carol Douglas, SAS Administrator -Tel: 01925 664853 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.