Wales and Scotland 2021 Elections

Wales and Scotland 2021 Elections

Campaigning in the 2021 elections 

Campaigning for change at the upcoming Welsh and Scottish elections

Voters in Wales and Scotland will head to the polls on 6 May 2021 to choose the next Scottish Parliament and Senedd.

The RCoA Wales and Scotland Boards are putting together manifestos laying out their priorities for future change based on what our members living in Wales and Scotland most want, need, and think for the future of the specialty, for the NHS, and for the health of patients and the public.  These manifestos will form the basis of the RCoA’s campaigning agenda in Scotland and Wales for the duration of these new parliaments.

Over the past several months, we’ve spoken to stakeholders across the health system (including patient groups) to come up with a ‘long list’ of potential priorities for inclusion in the manifestos.  These priorities span workforce gaps, NHS staff health and wellbeing, population health needs, sustainability and the environment, and COVID recovery needs, among other areas.

We then surveyed our members living in Scotland and Wales to help us 'short list' those priorities and develop our brand new manifestos, which will set our influencing agendas in Scotland and Wales for the next five years. 

Two new manifestos 

We're delighted that on 4 March, we published our two new manifestos. You can access them both in full by scrolling down and clicking the boxes below.  A huge 'thank you' to the hundreds of our members who helped us develop them. 

How you can get involved - 

If you'd like to represent your College during the election campaigns, please get in touch with us and we can help support you to do that. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about this, or are interested in being more involved in this work, please let us know by emailing

Last updated: 4 March 2021