Staff Associate Specialists And Specialty Doctors Committee Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty doctors committee (NISASC)

New members welcome!

Do you have an interest in medico-politics? Would you like to represent SAS doctors in your hospital?

Get involved with the Northern Ireland Staff, Associate Specialists and Specialty doctors committee. We are currently reconstituting our membership for 2016/17 and particularly welcome SAS doctors from the Belfast, Western, Northern, Southern and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trusts.

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The NISASC is a standing committee of the BMA and represents all specialty and associate specialist doctors working in Northern Ireland. Its remit is to consider and act in matters affecting those engaged in consultant practice in Northern Ireland, including contractual matters.


Our current priorities

  1. Work with external stakeholders in reviewing the NISASC charter implementation.
  2. Take forward the recommendations of the NISASC career development proposal.
  3. Represent SAS doctors in Northern Ireland to ensure their voices are heard.

The committee also promotes the policies of SAS UK.

We want to hear from you – join us for one of our meetings around the country or tell us what you think NISASC's priorities should be by emailing our chair.


Who we are


The NISASC chair is Dr Carole Cairns

NISASC chair Carole Cairns

Deputy chairs

Dr Siobhan Quinn, Belfast Trust

Dr Emma Stiby, Belfast Trust

Committee membership

The committee includes 12 voting members, elected via an open letter to all SAS doctors in Northern Ireland inviting them to self nominate to be on the committee.

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When we meet

We meet four times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting SAS doctors in Northern Ireland.

Find out the next meeting date


Get involved

Membership of the NISASC is a great opportunity to represent your colleagues and highlight the issues that mater to you.


Directly elected members

The committee is made up of 12 directly elected voting members. They are elected via an open letter to all SAS doctors in Northern Ireland.

Any future opportunities to stand for direct election to the Northern Ireland SAS committee will be detailed here along with details of how to stand.


Visitor scheme

The BMA also has a visitor scheme which allows those who have not previously been involved in BMA work a chance to gain experience of the committee.

Find out more about how to take part