Scottish Board

Scottish Board

The Scottish Board meetings are extremely busy and cover a lot of ground including quality and safety, professionalism and excellence, training and workforce planning, and links with Scottish Government work. They offer a chance to ‘link up’ activity in Scotland and provide an opportunity to highlight issues to the College Council at the RCoA.

Dr Daphne Varveris

"Office bearers and elected members of the Scottish Board are joined at the meetings by representatives from College Council, including either the president or a vice president and members of the RCoA’s senior management team. The Board benefits from input from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and academic anaesthesia as it focuses on initiatives such as POM and health improvement work."

Scottish Board

The Board comprises an elected member of Council, five elected Consultant members, one elected Staff or Associate Specialist (SAS) and one Trainee. It also includes representation from the following:

  • College President/Vice President
  • the Scottish Pain Medicine RAA
  • The convenor of the Scottish Committee of the Association of Anaesthetists
  • An Honorary Secretary of the Scottish Society of Anaesthetists
  • The Anaesthetic Adviser to the CMO for Scotland
  • the College's Lay Committee
  • a Clinical Director.

The current Board members are:

Dr Daphne Varveris, Chair & CMO Specialty Adviser

Dr Steve Cole, Vice Chair

Dr Jon McGhie, Vice Chair

Dr Monika Beatty, RA in ICM & Scottish Intensive Care Society

Dr Paul Bourke, Chair, AAGBI, SSC

Dr Cameron Weir, RA, East of Scotland

Dr Lesley Colvin, Representative on SIGN

Dr Alastair Thomson, Clinical Director

Dr Paul Fettes

Dr Pavan Raju Bangalore, Scottish Society of Anaesthetists

Dr Kenneth Rodgers

Dr Nicola Hogan, Elected Trainee Member

Dr Pete Paisley, RA, Pain Medicine

Dr Alastair McDiarmid, RA, North East Scotland

Dr Laura McGarrity, Perioperative Medicine Representative

Dr Malcolm Smith, RA, West of Scotland

Dr Sarah Ramsay, Elected Member

Dr Neil O'Donnell, Co-opted Member, Workforce

Dr Ann Shearer, Lay Representative

Dr Malcolm Sim, Academic Medicine Representative

Dr John Wilson, RA, South East Scotland

Dr Sonya McKinlay, Elected Member

Dr Kate Carey, Elected Member

Dr Ross Junkin, Elected Member

Minutes from the past two Scottish Board meetings can be found below:

You can find the RCoA Scottish Board's Term of Reference here.

A key objective of this group is improving engagement with the profession in Scotland, including a commitment to participate in College activities in Scotland. E-newsletters go out to Scottish members with updates from across their workstreams. If you have any ideas for topics, please email the Chair.

COPES Devolved Nations

The College has developed a process by which it collaborates with other institutions on guidance, known as COPES (Co-authorship, Partnership, Endorsement and Support.) 

More information about the COPES review process for guidance documents, policies and statements which pertain solely to a devolved nation can be found here.