Advancing paediatric surgery through education and research
Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC)
Paediatric surgery is one of nine surgical specialties recognised within the UK and Ireland, each with its own SAC. This plays a key role in the development of postgraduate surgical training in the UK and Ireland and works to ensure that the training programme covers all aspects essential to train someone to the level of a day one consultant.
What Is The SAC Responsible For?
The surgical curriculum in line with the GMC’s “Excellence by design: standards for postgraduate curricula and the Generic professional capabilities framework”.
National selection and recruitment processes for core and specialty training entry.
Quality management and quality improvement of specialty training through a network of SAC Liaison Members (LMs)
Providing LMs at ARCP panels & appeals and at Specialty Training Committee (STC)
Advising on overseas doctors’ applications for Specialist Register via the CESR route.
How Do I Join?
Vacancies are advertised regularly in the BAPS newsletter and on the website. Normally members are expected to serve for about 3-5 years and are usually well-established consultants with experience of regional ARCPs etc.