The IBMS in Scotland is the devolved Scottish committee of the IBMS which meets regularly to discuss all matters concerning the biomedical science profession as a whole, but with particular emphasis on the Scottish perspective.
It is the focus for representing the interests of Scottish biomedical scientists and working with the social, political, media and workforce planning issues facing the profession in Scotland. This includes publicising our profession to our fellow healthcare workers, the MSPs at the Scottish Parliament and to the general public at large. We are also communicating with the Scottish Executive in the Departments of Health and Education at every opportunity and wish to have as much communication and dialogue as possible with all members of the profession.
The committee comprises of representatives from all seven local branches in Scotland, two IBMS Council members and two representatives from the IBMS company members. Aside from working with Scottish issues the committee also sends representatives to the IBMS Council, which hosts meetings around the four devolved countries to determine policy on behalf of the profession. IBMS in Scotland is fully involved in all the different spheres of the Institute's work - science, education, workforce planning, commerce and science media publications. This ensures links with emerging trends and government initiatives happening in the other devolved countries such as the healthcare scientists strategy and pathology modernisation.