Wales SAS committee

The Wales SAS committee represents staff, 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
Last reviewed: 7 November 2019
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​The Wales SAS doctors committee represents staff, associate specialist and specialty doctors working in NHS Wales.

Our priorities

  • 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 



Cwm Taf Morgannwg
Raj Nirula
Tehmina Riaz
Anita Fejer
Urmil Chalishazar

Betsi Cadwaladr
Julie Jones 
Elizabeth Lloyd Williams
Vishwanath Puranik
Alex Rogers
Tarek Elmargarbi
Chris Chatzidimitriou

Hywel Dda
Sharmila Edekar
Chellaton Nambiar
Khalid Mahmood
Panagiotis Stathopoulos
Christine Dharshini Devarajan

Swansea Bay
Duvvoor Prathap Reddy
Dwijen Baruah
Naleen Kumar Thota

Cardiff and Vale
Swati Kumar

Aneurin Bevan
Anser Anwar
Kevin Draper
Jacob Daniel

Julia Bignall


Public health



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.

Upcoming meetings:

  • Tuesday 28 September 2021, 10am
  • Wednesday 24 November 2021, 10am
  • Wednesday 23 March 2022, 10am
  • Tuesday 21 June 2022, 10am

All meetings take place virtually until further notice. 


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.  



Elections to Wales SAS committee are now closed.


Get in touch

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