SAS Professional Development Programme

The BOA expanded its brand new online Professional Development Programme with a second cohort for the final quarter of 2022 and new dates for upcoming courses will be confirmed shortly.

We want to maximise the untapped potential of this valuable group and help you develop professionally and personally. This will benefit individuals, your T&O services and the hospital where you work.

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Aims of the Course:

  • Provide professional development opportunities for SAS T&O surgeons

  • Maximise the untapped potential for individuals, T&O services, and organisations.

The course is aimed at:

T&O SAS doctors at all career stages. This is a diverse group so initially we will focus on those in established SAS roles and consider locally appointed doctors later in the project.

Number of Participants:

To ensure maximum interactivity, numbers will be limited to 20 for each session. 

Learning Methods

  • Online pre-recorded presentations
  • Learning logs
  • Monthly interactive live virtual discussions

The course will require some preparation in advance of the virtual live sessions to maximise the learning opportunities. This may include reflecting on the portfolio you use, how you would like to develop and any gaps you have identified that need to be filled.

We will use feedback from course participants to grow and develop the programme for the future to adapt and develop to suit your needs.


Sessions will be facilitated by: 

  • Grey Giddens
  • Lisa Hadfield - Law
  • Deepa Bose 
  • Mamdouh Morgan
  • Anna Bennett
  • Sukh Gill 

Additional faculty to be confirmed

Please note before booking onto the sessions that the learning materials for each session will be available four weeks before the virtual live session date, which will take place on Zoom. Participants should ensure they are able to participate in the virtual live session on the dates below before booking onto the session.

Session One - Polishing Your Portfolio 

By the end of this session, we hope you will be able to:

  • Structure an effective professional portfolio
  • Identify your own strengths and gaps
  • Formulate a plan for filling those gaps
  • Plan a strategy for maintaining your portfolio
  • Formulate a structure and strategy for reflective writing
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Session Two - Stepping up to the Training Plate

By the end of this session, we hope you will be able to:

  • Define the role of SAS surgeons as trainers
  • Identify strengths and gaps against capabilities of an excellent trainer using the new curriculum
  • Evaluate options for developing training capabilities

Session Three - Selecting and Engaging with Mentors, Supervisors and Sponsors 

By the end of this session, we hope you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between a mentor, coach, supervisor and sponsor
  • Identify your requirements for support and who might be able to provide it
  • Formulate a plan for approaching individuals
  • Plan how to end the mentoring relationship appropriately   


CPD points:

The GMC  are clear that you can award yourself 1 CPD point for 1 hour of development….but no more than 6 CPD points for one day of a face to face programme.  As this programme will be blended asynchronous and synchronous, participants can estimate the number of hours spent either with the live group or self-study. 

Course Fees:

The course fee is £20 for members and £60 for non-members for each session, which are bookable seperately through the links above.

Fees are payable at the time of registration. Your place is only treated as confirmed once payment is received.

Booking terms:

By booking onto this course you consent to:

  • The BOA Privacy Policy found here.
  • The use of your work/personal email and Zoom for all communication and learning material needs.

Please note, sharing any of your own, or others, personal details in any of the above software/programmes is not permitted.

Terms and Conditions: By booking onto this course you are confirming that you have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions of the SAS Professional Development Programme.