University of St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill

 

About the Bill

The University of St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 29 September 2020. The Bill was referred to the Health and Sport Committee for Stage 1 Scrutiny.

The Bill would amend the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966 to remove the prohibition which stops St. Andrews University from awarding degrees in Medicine and Dentistry.

More information on the Bill and associated documents can be found at the following link:

St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill

SPICe Briefings

Stage 1

The Committee's current timetable for consideration of the Bill at Stage 1 is: 

Date  Evidence session 
1 December 2020 Expert witnesses
8 December 2020 Scottish Government
19 January 2021 Consideration of Stage 1 report

Stage 2

Stage 2 consideration, Tuesday 23 February 2021

Evidence

The Committee published a call for views to support their scrutiny at Stage 1 which ran from 7 October 2020 to 18 November 2020. 

Please use this link to view the responses sent in through Citizen Space.

Correspondence

Following the evidence session on 1 December 2020, the Convener received a letter from Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Andrews on 14 December. 

Following the evidence session on 8 December 2020, the Convener received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 17 December.

Report

The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the University of St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill on 20 January 2021. 

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport responded to the Committee's Stage 1 Report on 21 January 2021. 

 
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