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 Council of the Association of Anaesthetists (Association) via the Convenor who is a co-opted member of Council of the Association of Anaesthetists.  The committee comprises a Convenor (chair), Honorary Secretary and Treasurer, five elected members representing Scottish consultant and SAS grade anaesthetists, one trainee member representing the Trainee Committee of the Association, and 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 Association President, the SSC Convenor, and the Chair of the RCoA Scottish Board.

Call for nominations
Download the SSC nomination form

There are two positions available on the Association of Association's Scottish Standing Committee (SSC) that are open to Association of Anaesthetists members resident in Scotland.

What are the aims of the SSC?

  • Provide a focus for the interests of the Association's Scottish members
  • Advise the Board of Directors of the Association on Scottish issues
  • Assist in promoting the aims and ideals of the Association in Scotland

Members are elected for a three-year term that can be renewed for a further term. The SSC has three meetings per year (in February, July and October) and may also be asked to represent on other Association committees and working parties.

If you have any questions, please email
The deadline for receiving completed nomination forms is 17:00 on Wednesday 2 January 2019. Nominations may be transmitted by surface mail or e-mail to the address below:


New seminars confirmed in Scotland!


Any questions about the SSC? Contact our Secretariat team:

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland
21 Portland Place
London W1B 1PY
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