Winter SCOT Meeting Report

The Winter SCOT, one of the largest Scottish national orthopaedic meetings was held once again at the Crieff Hydro this year. From a training perspective at the business meeting, it was proposed by the Scottish BOTA rep that an award be introduced for the best Scottish trainer each year. It is felt that as the trainee contingency is relatively small as compared to the UK as a whole, and thus, it would be of benefit to both trainees and trainers to have a Scottish specific award for that trainer north of the border who goes above and beyond for their trainees. This would help to improve standards in training by providing greater incentive. It was proposed that each region put forth their best trainer in line with the TOTY awards. A dedicated panel of judges comprising the Chairperson of SCOT, BOA, RCS Ed, RCPS Glasgow and BOTA Scottish rep would then decide the winner who would receive a Silver Sgian-Dubh akin to the Silver Scalpel. A business proposal is due to be submitted over the next 3 weeks.