The SAS development fund is funding for training and CPD for SAS doctors working in the NHS.
HEE has control over the allocation of this funding and funding is allocated at a local level. Some popular areas covered in SAS training include management and leadership, coaching and mentoring, SAS doctors as educators and appraisal and appraiser training.
SAS development funding benefits the individual, the service and the wider workforce. There have been increasing reports of difficulties accessing funding and reductions in local budgets since SAS development funding in England came under Health Education England.
70% of respondents that gave an opinion said that there had been cuts to the SAS development fund where they work.