We are committed to promoting the highest clinical standards and the implementation of robust, evidence-based medical practice.

We do this through delivering a programme which includes hosting clinical fellows, undertaking research, recognising excellence and revalidation activities. With a focus on quality and standards, other activities include invited reviews, events and symposia. As a co-founder of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) we continue to work closely with the Network through our College member of SIGN Council.

Information on our quality, research & standards projects and guidance:


Clinical Leadership Fellows

In 2016/17 the College is taking part in the Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship programme which is co-ordinated by NHS Education for Scotland. This programme gives trainees above CT2, in any specialty, the chance to develop their leadership skills over a year in conjunction with a variety of host organisations. For the first time we are hosting two medical trainees, both working part time within the College. They are working on a project to assess trainee recruitment and retention, specifically around higher specialty training. Following a review of figures and literature they will be undertaking research to assess how factors such as rotas, the European Working Time Directive, support and engagement are affecting trainees and how we may be able to help support them better in the future.

Contact our Clinical Leadership Fellows: Dr Emily Ward, Dr Tina Ryan

The state of medical training: refocusing our narrative  Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, April 2017.


    Dr Mike Jones, Director of Standards

    Sushee Dunn, Programme Manager
    +44 (0)131 247 3615