Scottish Standing Committee

The remit of the Scottish Standing Committee is to discuss matters of relevance to anaesthetists practising in Scotland and to report to AAGBI Council via the Convenor who is a co-opted member of AAGBI Council.  The committee comprises a Convenor (chair), Honorary Secretary and Treasurer, five elected members representing Scottish consultant and SAS grade anaesthetists, one trainee member representing GAT, and AAGBI Council members who are working in Scotland.  Co-opted members represent the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) Scottish Board, Scottish Society of Anaesthetists, Scottish Intensive Care Society, Pain Medicine, and the BMA Scottish Consultants Committee.

We organise a highly-rated, annual one-day educational, training and medico-political meeting, currently held in Dundee in February.  Highlights include updates in aspects of clinical anaesthesia, a pro-con debate, a session devoted to interactive, themed morbidity and mortality, and a forum where there is the opportunity to ask questions of a panel including the AAGBI President, the SSC Convenor, and the Chair of the RCoA Scottish Board.

Current Priorities for the Committee

Our priorities are to understand and meet the challenges posed to anaesthetists working in Scotland, to continue our support for adequate recruitment and retention of anaesthetists and intensive care doctors in Scotland, to ensure that new-style consultant posts are managed sensibly and sensitively, to represent the views of anaesthetists in Scotland to AAGBI Council.