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University of St. Andrews - degrees and licenses in medicine and dentistry: consultation analysis

Analysis of the responses to the consultation paper which sought views on removing a legislative prohibition which prevents the University of St. Andrews from awarding medical and dentistry degrees.

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University of St. Andrews - degrees and licenses in medicine and dentistry: consultation analysis
About the respondees and responses

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About the respondees and responses

12. A total of twenty-two responses were received. Apart from one response received on behalf of ScotGEM students, all other responses were received from organisations. These include professional and regulatory bodies, higher education institutions (including existing medical and dental schools), integration authorities, the Universities and Colleges Union and NES.

13. Responses were quantified according to whether the respondee was a) supportive b) unsupportive c) had no objection, or d) supportive of a partial removal of the legislative prohibition only.

14. Respondent information forms were completed and received from all respondents. A template of the respondent information form is attached at Annex A. Four respondees indicated that their response should not to be published. All other respondees were content for their response to be published with their name. Where permission was given for publication, responses are included at the Annex of this report.

Table 1. Responses to the consultation question: Do you agree that the Scottish Ministers should seek the Parliament's approval to repeal paragraph 17 of schedule 6 to the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966 and therefore reinstate the ability of St Andrews to hold qualifying examinations and award degrees in medicine and midwifery, as well as degrees and licenses in dentistry?
  Number
Supportive 14
No objection 6
Unsupportive 1
Preference for partial removal of prohibition only 1

*percentage values may not total 100% due to rounding of figures.

15. As shown in table 1, the majority of respondees (twenty out of twenty two) were either supportive or had no objection to the proposal to fully repeal the legislative prohibition.


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