Wales SAS committee

The Wales SAS committee represents specialist, associate specialist and specialty doctors working in the NHS in Wales, and includes representatives from each health board. Find out about our priorities, voting members, and how to get in touch.

Location: Wales
Audience: SAS doctors
Updated: Tuesday 14 November 2023
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Our priorities

  • Restoring pay for SAS doctors in Wales.
  • Work with Welsh Government and NHS Employers Wales to ensure appropriate implementation of the new contract packages for SAS doctors following the recent referendum.
  • Continue to ensure further implementation of the SAS Charter in Wales.
  • Ensure there is greater transparency of recording SAS doctors' work.
  • Ensure management roles in health boards are offered to all.
  • Ensure SAS terms and conditions of service are up to date.
  • Promote quality job planning.
  • Encourage SAS doctors to be trained as appraisers.

SAS charter promotion

The committee has created a poster to promote the SAS charter for Wales for members to share via any channels, such as hospitals, libraries and postgrad centres.

Our people

Chair: Ali Nazir

Deputy chair: Julie Jones 


Voting members for 2022-2025:

Cwm Taf Morgannwg

Ali Nazir (Chair)
Raj Nirula
Hisham Bakr
Shahzad Dildar

Betsi Cadwaladr

Julie Jones (Vice-Chair)
Elizabeth Lloyd Williams
Vishwanath Puranik
Michelle Louise Hatch
Tarek Elmargarbi
Chris Chatzidimitriou
Arumugam Jayanthi

Hywel Dda

Sharmila Edekar
Sujatha Udayasankar
Adam Tyler

Swansea Bay

Duvvoor Prathap Reddy
Dwijen Baruah
Naleen Kumar Thota

Cardiff and Vale

Ineta Zobina
Annette Preest

Aneurin Bevan

Anser Anwar
Kavan Arora


Julia Bignall



Public health

WSASC Executive Subcommittee

Ali Nazir (Chair)
Julie Jones (Deputy Chair)
Raj Nirula
Sujatha Udayasankar
Duvvoor Prathap Reddy
Hisham Bakr

Our meetings

We meet four times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting SAS doctors in Wales. These meetings are open to committee members only.

Meeting dates for 2023/24

  • Wednesday 27 September 2023 – Hybrid
  • Wednesday 22 November 2023 – Virtual only
  • Tuesday 19 March 2024 – Hybrid
  • Wednesday 19 June 2024 – Virtual only


How to join

There are many advantages to becoming involved in our committees. You can actively influence BMA policy-making and negotiations, represent your colleagues' voices and develop your leadership skills. 

Each committee has a few routes to becoming an elected member. In the case of Wales SASC, this is: 

Health boards elections
  • Seats/term – every three years, health boards and Trusts in Wales elect 28 representatives for a three-session term. Seats are distributed evenly between boards based on the number of SAS doctors employed in the board area.
  • Timeline - elections are usually held in July or August.
  • Eligibility - all SAS doctors who are BMA members, and working in a Welsh health and social care trust are eligible to stand and vote in this election.

The election section below is kept up to date with details about any running elections, so make sure you keep checking it throughout the year.  



Direct elections WSASC 2022-25

  • 1 representative for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • 1 Representative for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • 2 representatives for Hywel Dda University Health Board
  • 1 representative for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • 1 representative for Public Health Wales NHS Trust
  • 1 representative for NHS Trust


To stand or vote in this election, you must:

  • be a BMA SAS doctor 
  • be working in one of the health boards and Trusts above
  • have a BMA online account


  • Nominations - from 9am on Wednesday 11 October 2023 to 12pm on Wednesday 8 November 2023.
  • Ballot - from Thursday 9 November 2023 to 12pm on Thursday 23 November 2023.


Results will be announced from Friday 24 November 2023.


If you have any questions about these elections, please email [email protected]


Read our guide on how to use our online system for elections

Take part in the election

Get in touch

If you want to find out more about the work of the WSASC, email us or call 029 2047 4696.

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