The Scottish Board meetings are extremely busy and cover a lot of ground including quality and safety, professionalism and excellence, training and workforce planning, and links with Scottish Government work. They offer a chance to ‘link up’ activity in Scotland and provide an opportunity to highlight issues to the College Council at the RCoA.
"Office bearers and elected members of the Scottish Board are joined at the meetings by representatives from College Council, including either the president or vice presidents and members of the RCoA’s senior management team. The Board benefits from input from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and academic anaesthesia as it focuses on initiatives such as POM and health improvement work."
The Scottish Board meets three times each year in Edinburgh and provides an important link between the College and RCoA fellows and members based in Scotland.
The Board comprises an elected Member of Council, five elected Consultant members, one elected Staff or Associate Specialist (SAS) and one Trainee. It also includes representation from the following:
- College President/ Vice President
- the Scottish Pain Medicine RAA
- The convenor of the Scottish Commitee of the Association of Anaesthetists
- An Honorary Secretary of the Scottish Society of Anaesthetists
- The Anaesthetic Adviser to the CMO for Scotland
- the College's Lay Committee
- a Clinical Director.
Minutes of the Scottish Board meetings are recorded. Notes from the past two meetings can be found below:
A key objective of this group is to improving engagement with the profession in Scotland, including a commitment to participate in College activities in Scotland. A three-monthly e-newsletter to Scottish members with updates from across our work streams is published. If you have any ideas for relative topics, please email the Chair.
You can find the most recent Scottish Newsletter here