The Scottish Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards (SACDA) acts on behalf of the Scottish Ministers by taking decisions on which NHS consultants will receive awards and reviewing existing awards on a regular (five-yearly) basis, using a system based on peer review with employer and lay input and the evidence submitted by consultants in their curricula vitae.
SACDA implements the scheme as directed by the Scottish Government. For the financial year 2013/14 the awards budget has been frozen by the Scottish Government and no awards will be granted and there will continue to be no progression through the scheme. Existing awards will remain subject to review by SACDA.
Committee Members & SACDA Advisers
Code of Conduct & Register of Interests
All members of, and advisers to, the Scottish Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards must be familiar with, and have regard to, the provisions of the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct can be viewed here.
SACDA Committee Members and Advisers must adhere to the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Act 2000 (Register of Interests) Regulations 2003. To view the Register of Interests please refer to the section on this site entitled FOI(S)A Publication Scheme. Information is listed under Class 1, page 13.
The SACDA Chair and Medical Director can be contacted:
c/o The SACDA Secretariat
Scottish Health Service Centre
Crewe Road South
Fax: 0131 315 2369
Fiona Kennedy, Secretary
Direct Dial: 0131 275 7738