Chair's Update September 2023
The BSA Professional Guidance Group (PGG) oversees the production and development of all the BSA recommended procedures and practice guidance documents. Over the last year Richard Windle (Chair) has successfully recruited many new members to the group and they have a number of projects to share with you all, such as reviewing the long-standing recommended procedure for Pure Tone Audiometry. We are currently looking for a Trustee with the specific role of supporting the PGG, could this be you? Please take a look at our website for more information, the closing date is Tuesday 19th September 2023.
The work on the new BSA website continues and we are still on track to share this with you all this Autumn/Winter as planned – it is looking fantastic, offering easier access to areas including documentation, learning and research, whilst ensuring that all information is clear and up to date. We can’t wait to launch!
The Scottish Government has now published their final report of “The Independent National Audiology Review” which was commissioned by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care in early 2022. The review examined the services delivered by the 14 Health Boards across Scotland and has made 55 recommendations relating to governance, leadership, quality standards and education and training. Many people and organisations were involved in the review, and I would like to sincerely thank all BSA members, advisors and trustees who participated. The report is available here Independent Review of Audiology Services in Scotland – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
We were greatly saddened to hear that Professor Linda Luxon has passed away and wish all her friends and family our condolences.