Scottish Standing Committee (SSC) - call for nominations
Thursday 13 February 2020
The Scottish Standing Committee (SSC) has one vacancy for
an elected Consultant member to join.
The SSC represents the Association of Anaesthetists in
Scotland, with over 800 members. As many of you will be aware, the health
political landscape can be quite different here in Scotland, compared to
elsewhere in the UK. It differs in matters such as workforce planning, taxation and the very
delivery of our health service.
The departments and theatre suite environments we work in
are evolving and, in recent years, the SSC has been involved with matters such
as the Health
and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act, the new curriculum for anaesthetic
assistant training through SMAAD and raising wellbeing issues with the CMO
Scotland, alongside colleagues from the RCoA. Geographical tax variation and
pension taxes are now affecting many more members than previously, another area
of attention for the SSC.
Education and wellbeing will always be central to the Association, and
the SSC delivers educational meetings both on a stand-alone basis and in partnership
with the Scottish Society of Anaesthetists. The SSC has also raised wellbeing issues through our work with the Fight Fatigue campaign, as well as raising awareness of suicide and mental health issues
Therefore, I would be grateful if you were to consider the importance of
matters such as the examples above and any others equally important to you, that you also feel strongly about. To
contribute to these please apply for an elected position on the SSC.
Members are elected for a three-year term that can be renewed. The SSC has three meetings
per year, usually held in Perth and may also be requested to represent on other
Association committees and working parties.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed nominations should be submitted to email@example.com by
17:00 on Friday 6 March 2020.
I would also ask any members with issues they would like to
take to the Association, through the SSC, to use the above contacts to reach
the Committee and myself to take these forward. I look forward to your
Dr Paul Bourke,
Scottish Standing Committee