Annex R: Royal College of Midwives
Yes, the Royal College of Midwives agrees that Scottish Ministers should seek the Parliament's approval to reinstate the ability of the University of St Andrews to hold qualifying examinations and award degrees in medicine and midwifery.
It appears that current paragraph 17 of Schedule 6 of the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966 is an anomaly that creates inequality for the University of St Andrews in providing particular courses. In the current climate, such restrictions feel unhelpful. We believe that it is important that there is greater access to medical, midwifery and dentistry education across Scotland, in order to ensure that Scotland continues to be able to provide high equality healthcare in all fields.