The SAS charter

The SAS charter was created by the BMA and NHS employers to help SAS doctors with their development and provide opportunities in their workplace.

Location: UK
Audience: SAS doctors
Updated: Wednesday 8 November 2023
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In collaboration with NHS Employers, Health Education England and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the BMA published the SAS charter for England in 2014. The BMA have since adapted the SAS charter for all other UK nations.


What's included in the charter?

The SAS charter will help you to elevate your position at work, hold your employers accountable and provide greater development and working opportunities.

The themes in the charters are based around:

  • minimum conditions of employment
  • revalidation, appraisal and job planning
  • helping SAS doctors to feel effectively supported
  • opportunities for development
  • involvement in management structures.

Download the charter specific to your nation


How to implement the charter

The toolkits and checklist encourages SAS doctors and employers to work together to implement the charter in your place of employment.

SAS charter resources

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