Supporting Anaesthetists in Scotland
The Scottish Standing Committee (SSC) represents the Association and its members in Scotland. The health political landscape can, at times, be quite different in Scotland from the rest of the UK and since its inception in 1999, the SSC has actively worked on behalf of Scottish members, focusing on matters relevant to our profession within this system. The SSC continues to forge links and representation with the other bodies in Anaesthesia, in Scotland, including the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Scottish Board, the Scottish Society of Anaesthetists, the Scottish Intensive Care Society and the North British Pain Association. The annual meeting with the CMO Scotland, alongside colleagues from the RCoA, ensures good communication and the provision of a united approach by our specialty to the Scottish Government. The SSC continues to support the Association’s four key strategic priorities though its organisation of educational meetings in Scotland, ongoing involvement in patient safety group activities and in the local promotion of diversity and wellbeing awareness.
Dr Andrea Harvey
Scottish Standing Committee Convenor