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 a vice president 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 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 Committee 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.
The current Board members are:
Dr Daphne Varveris, Chair & CMO Specialty Adviser
Dr Steve Cole, Vice Chair
Dr Jon McGhie, Vice Chair
Dr Monika Beatty, RA in ICM & Scottish Intensive Care Society
Dr Paul Bourke, Chair, AAGBI, SSC
Dr Cameron Weir, RA, East of Scotland
Dr Lesley Colvin, Representative on SIGN
Dr Alastair Thomson, Clinical Director
Dr Paul Fettes
Dr Pavan Raju Bangalore, Scottish Society of Anaesthetists
Dr Kenneth Rodgers
Dr Nicola Hogan, Elected Trainee Member
Dr Pete Paisley, RA, Pain Medicine
Dr Alastair McDiarmid, RA, North East Scotland
Dr Laura McGarrity, Perioperative Medicine Representative
Dr Malcolm Smith, RA, West of Scotland
Dr Sarah Ramsay, Elected Member
Dr Neil O'Donnell, Co-opted Member, Workforce
Dr Ann Shearer, Lay Representative
Dr Malcolm Sim, Academic Medicine Representative
Dr John Wilson, RA, South East Scotland
Dr Sonya McKinlay, Elected Member
Dr Kate Carey, Elected Member
Dr Ross Junkin, Elected Member
Minutes from the past two Scottish Board meetings can be found below:
You can find the RCoA Scottish Board's Term of Reference here.
A key objective of this group is improving engagement with the profession in Scotland, including a commitment to participate in College activities in Scotland. E-newsletters go out to Scottish members with updates from across their workstreams. If you have any ideas for topics, please email the Chair.
COPES Devolved Nations
The College has developed a process by which it collaborates with other institutions on guidance, known as COPES (Co-authorship, Partnership, Endorsement and Support.)
More information about the COPES review process for guidance documents, policies and statements which pertain solely to a devolved nation can be found here.