Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty (SAS) doctors contracts

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Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty (SAS) doctors contracts

SAS contract documentation

Model contracts and terms and conditions of service:



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ArrowIntroduction of the contract - general information and FAQs

ArrowLocum SAS doctors - contracts, terms and conditions of service, working hours, salary and job planning information if you are working as a locum

ArrowPre-2008 contract - guidance, FAQs and models


Guidance documents

ArrowAutonomy for SAS grade doctors - question and answers on autonomous working, referrals and coding for SAS grade doctors. Watch our video and read real life case studies.

ArrowGuidance for progression through the new Specialty Doctor and Associate Specialist grades, particularly progression through Threshold One and Threshold Two with suggestions on how they can be evidenced.

ArrowWorking on-call - calculating the hours you work and the on-call supplement and other Locum working

ArrowActing up - information to help SAS doctors consider all of the potential implications of either accepting or refusing a request to act up.


Looking for SAS guidance on other issues?

For the content from the SAS Handbook and other issues for SAS doctors, go to the role pages for:



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