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On behalf of Mr Dharmendra Mittal (SAS Lead) the Postgraduate department organises courses for the SAS doctors which will be held at LTHTr.

All courses held at LTHTr are supported by the SAS Development Fund.

Places are limited to 15 delegates per course and will be offered on a first come first served basis. If you would like to book onto any of the courses please contact Natalie on

SAS Courses Available at LTHTr (supported by the SAS Development Fund)

  • 21st April 2022 – Understanding the NHS – Current Challenges and Future Strategies – FULLY BOOKED
  • 13th May 2022 – Managing Complaints, Clinical Accountability & Governance – FULLY BOOKED
  • 10th June 2022 – Effectiveness, Decision Making and Communication – FULLY BOOKED
  • 29th July 2022 – Managing Conflict and Influencing Skills – FULLY BOOKED
  • 2nd September 2022 – Presenting Online With Confidence  – FULLY BOOKED
  • 16th September 2022 – Train the Trainer – FULLY BOOKED
  • 14th October 2022 – Human Factors – FULLY BOOKED 
  • 18th November 2022 – Interview Skills – FULLY BOOKED 
  • 23rd November 2022 – Introduction to Using Microsoft Excel – FULLY BOOKED
  • 18th January 2023 – Microsoft Excel Intermediate – FULLY BOOKED 
  • 20th January 2023 – Medical Law and Ethics
  • 10th February 2023 – Managing Concerns for Clinical Leads
  • 8th March 2023 – Microsoft Excel Advanced – FULLY BOOKED 
  • 17th March 2023 – Managing Mental Health and Building Resilience


Health Education England North West hold a yearly SAS Awards Celebration Event where SAS doctors around the North West are recognised for their clinical and academic achievements. Congratulations to all nominees and winners from LTHTr.


2022 Awards:

SAS Clinical Achievement Award – Winner – Dr Fariha Rahim

CESR Achievement Award – Winner – Dr Sharmila Bandyopadhyay

SAS Administrator of the Year – Winner – Natalie Suffield

SAS Leadership Award – Highly Commended – Dr Simon Parker

SAS Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination – Dr Rajesh Kumar

SAS Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination – Dr Mila Garrues

SAS Quality Improvement Award Nomination – Dr Thevakirupai Thirukumaran

SAS Leadership Award Nomination – Dr Rajesh Kumar

SAS Champion Award Nomination – Dr Mike Dobson

SAS Champion Award Nomination – Dr Somenath Chatterjee


2021 Awards: 

SAS Lifetime Achievement Award Winner – Dr Mila Garrues

CESR Achievement Award – Highly Commended – Dr Sharmila Bandyopadhyay

Postgraduate Educator Award Highly Commended – Dr Mila Garrues

SAS Administrator of the Year – Highly Commended – Natalie Suffield

SAS Undergraduate Educator Award Nomination – Dr Fariha Rahim


2020 Awards: 

SAS Administrator of the Year – Highly Commended – Natalie Suffield