Scotland Consultants Committee

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Overview of Scottish consultants committee (SCC)

The SCC is a standing committee of the BMA and represents all consultants working in Scotland. Its remit is to consider and act in matters affecting those engaged in consultant practice in Scotland, including contractual matters.


Who we are

The committee includes 37 members with a consultant appointment on the medical staff of an NHS board who are appointed by Area Consultants committees. Membership.


Our current priorities

Supporting recruitment and retention – Our work to ensure that consultant recruitment and retention problems are addressed.

Recognising and responding to consultants changing work experience – Read about the independent research we commissioned on consultants’ perceptions of their role.

The role of local medical advisory structures – How boards should ensure consultants are engaged and involved in planning patient care.

Seeking a sustainable NHS for Scotland – Contributing to the sustainability and seven day services taskforce.

Job planning guidance – Advice on ensuring your working patterns are safe.

Distinction awards and discretionary points – Update on 2016/17 distinction awards and discretionary points.

Representing consultants in Scotland – Where we ensure the voices of consultants in Scotland are heard.

We want to hear from you – Tell us what you think SCC’s priorities should be by emailing our chair.


Understanding your payslip

This guidance will help you to better understand your payslip by highlighting any areas that need looking at and spotting any mistakes. 


Our work

What did the SCC do during 2016-17? Read about our work last session in our annual review.


Get involved

The membership of SCC is appointed by local Area Consultant committees (ACCs) from each of Scotland’s health boards, with two additional directly elected members on the committee for 2017/18. Find out more about how to get involved.

In your health board area, a Local Negotiating Committee (LNC) will also exist to negotiate on matters relating to employed doctors in that part of the country. Find out how to contact your LNC.


When we meet

We meet three times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting consultant doctors in Scotland. Find out more about our next meeting.


Any questions?

Call us on 0131 247 3010 or email [email protected]