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As SAS committee chair, I would like to invite SAS doctors to put themselves forward to be a co-opted member of SASC UK for the 2019/2020 session. We are looking for doctors who hold expertise and experience currently under represented on our committee, typically this has included women, less than full-time doctors and specialty doctors.
SAS is a wonderfully diverse branch of practice and we are keen for our committee to reflect this.
Being a SASC co-optee is a great opportunity to voice your opinions and those of your colleagues. The decisions made by SASC UK are always subject to broad discussion where members’ opinions are carefully considered. As part of our committee you will be feeding into decisions and initiatives at the earliest stages and have the chance to make a positive impact on the working lives of SAS doctors.
You will also gain insight into how BMA committees influence the organisation’s policies and priorities. In the past, we have seen our co-opted candidates go onto be more active in the BMA –becoming regional committee chairs. We also run a mentoring scheme if you would like one-to-one sessions with one of our more experienced members.
As a co-opted member you are expected to attend and participate in four SASC UK meetings and take part in email discussions. The first meeting of the session will take place on Monday 16 September – if you are interested book leave now!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the three co-opted members for the 2018/19 session. It was great to get to know you all and I appreciated your contributions to SASC UK.
If you are interested in applying please download and complete an application form (at the bottom of this blog) and email it to [email protected] by 12pm, Friday 5 July.
Amit Kochhar is the UK SAS committee chair