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SAS and LE Doctors

Information for Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) and Locally Employed Doctors (LED) working in obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G).

General information about working in O&G

The RCOG website contains a huge amount of general information about working in O&G relevant to SAS/LE Doctors working in the specialty, including:


SAS and LE Doctors at the RCOG

SAS/LED updates Please ensure you update your job status/details with the RCOG under "My account", so we can keep in touch with information of particular interest and relevance to SAS/LE Doctors.

National Lead for SAS/LE Doctors

The RCOG has a National Lead for SAS and LE Doctors. Laura Hipple FRCOG was recruited to the role in March 2018 and has taken up a new position on Council, and represents SAS/LE Doctors on the RCOG UK Membership Board and Workforce Groups, as well as at external groups including the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges' SAS Committee, and invited participation in relevant HEE/GMC groups. 

SAS/LED Advisory Group

The National Lead for SAS/LE Doctors chairs the SAS Advisory Group, which advises the RCOG on issues that affect SAS and LE Doctors and provides representation on RCOG Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Committees as well as RCOG Education Board, Professional Development Committee, Equivalence Committee and Supporting Our Doctors Group. 

CPD for SAS/LE Doctors

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an important part of every doctor’s work and a vital part of appraisal and revalidation. SAS/LEDs should ensure they are participating in CPD and collecting relevant information.

If you’re not registered on the RCOG’s CPD programme, please email the CPD Office at  or call +44 20 7772 6307 to find out how to register.

If you have any concerns, please email Dr Laura Hipple (below), the RCOG's National Lead for SAS/LE Doctors.

If you are unsure which RCOG ePortfolio to use please read the RCOG guidance on how to choose the right ePortfolio.


Revalidation for SAS doctors

Doctors in SAS and LED posts need to have an annual appraisal and 5-yearly revalidations in exactly the same way as consultants do.

Please find resources below to guide doctors through the appraisal and revalidation process. Some resources are specific to SAS doctors.

SAS and LE Doctors FAQs

The SAS/LED Advisory Group has compiled answers to frequently asked questions for SAS and LE Doctors working in O&G.