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Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland - known as the "Scottish Academy" - contributes to improvements in the health of the people of Scotland by the promotion and co-ordination of the work of the Medical Royal College and Faculties and giving the medical professions a collective voice on clinical and professional issues.

The main objectives of the Scottish Academy include:

  • To ensure patient safety is maximised by maintaining and improving standards within the profession

  • To provide a co-ordinated voice from the specialties in relation to education, training, clinical standards and effectiveness and research and quality which are supported and promoted by all constituent members.

  • To co-ordinate and exchange expertise across the Colleges and Faculties in all areas of training, medical education and revalidation

  • To support improved medical workforce planning in Scotland to recruit and retain the highest quality doctors

  • For more detail of the aims and objectives of the Scottish Academy click here (word .doc 51kb)

News and Press Releases

2 February 2017

Scottish Academy comment on Scottish Government’s proposals in ‘Scotland’s place in Europe’

Commenting, Professor Derek Bell, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland, said:
"The Scottish Academy welcomes the Scottish Government's plans to protect the status of EU nationals working in the NHS in Scotland and its recognition of the essential role that they play in our medical and surgical workforce. We would like to see similar assurances for EU nationals working in the NHS in all parts of the UK.

"There remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding the future impact of Brexit on health care in the UK. Our members are committed to ensuring that excellent standards of patient care, training and academic research are maintained as the implications of Brexit unfold.  Scotland''across the UK for healthcare professionals to ensure Scotland remains an attractive place to work and train."