Election to the Scottish Board 2020: call for nominations

Published: 04/11/2019

Nominations are now open for election to the Scottish Board of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Meeting three times a year in Edinburgh, the Board provides an important link between the College and fellows and members based in Scotland. Nominations close on 4 December 2019.
 
Prospective candidates can read about the board’s work and objectives here and are invited to discuss the expected contribution, time commitment and opportunities of the roles with the Chair, Dr Sarah Ramsay.
 
There are the following vacancies:

  • Two consultant vacancies
    Consultant members of the board are elected for a term of three years and are eligible for re-election for one further term of three years. Those eligible to stand are fellows of the College (either by examination or ad eundem) working in Scotland who are on the specialist register of the GMC. Please note that eligibility is based on the main address that is registered with the College.
  • One SAS vacancy
    There is one SAS member of the board who is elected for a term of three years and is eligible for re-election for one further term of three years. Those eligible to stand are fellows and members of the College who are staff or associate specialists working in Scotland. Please note that eligibility is based on the main address that is registered with the College.

There is no trainee vacancy this year.

Timetable and how to stand for election

6 November 2019: nominations open
Those who wish to stand are invited to self-nominate and submit the completed form contained in the following links. Please note that names on the ballot will appear in the order that they are received.

If you have any technical issues with the forms, please contact ceo@rcoa.ac.uk or 020 092 1611.
 
Instructions are included, however please note:

  • the Form of Notice of Intention to Stand for Election must be signed (an electronic signature is acceptable)
  • the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form must be completed
  • the Candidate’s Election Statement is optional but please note the statement must not exceed 200 words and should contain brief details of the candidate’s career in anaesthesia and reasons for standing. All statements received will be included as part of the ballot information.

4 December 2019: nominations close
All completed nomination forms must be received in the chief executive’s office (details above) by 4 December 2019. Any forms received after this date will not be accepted.

4 December 2019: finalisation of ballot details
This is also the final date for those voting to ensure that the contact details the College holds for you are correct. Election is by email only. Fellows who have not advised the College of their email or have changed their email address are requested to give notice to the membership team via membership@rcoa.ac.uk by 3 December 2019.
 
12 December 2019: ballot begins
All those eligible to vote will be invited to do so by email.
 
13 January 2020: close of ballot
Electronic voting will close at 5.00pm. The election results will be declared via the College website as soon as possible. The result will also be published in the College Bulletin.
 
All candidates are requested to hold the dates of the 2020 Scottish Board meetings in their diaries:

  • Tuesday 4 February 2020
  • Tuesday 2 June 2020
  • Tuesday 6 October 2020.

Meetings are held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and start at 10.30am, finishing approximately by 3.00pm.
 
Supporting documentation
Please see the Scottish Board Terms of reference here.