SAS posts are permanent posts with national terms and conditions and recognised career progression and pay thresholds.
National terms and conditions state that job plans for SAS doctors should include at least one session (four hours/week) for "Supporting Professional Activities" – this is non-clinical time and should be used for activities such as CPD. This is similar to the consultant job planning process.
See the RCOG page Consultant job planning for guidance on supporting professional activities (SPAs) in the consultant job planning process, summarising the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) recommendations.
Resources specific to Job planning for SAS doctors