Scottish Paediatric Society

Open to all doctors, medical students and professions of other healthcare disciplines who are committed to a career in paediatrics or one of its sub-specialities. Activities include paediatric research, CPD, events and networking along with opportunities for trainees to meet and present.
We welcome applications from paediatricians, medical students and professions of other healthcare disciplines working in Scotland or with an affiliation to Scotland who are considering a career in Paediatrics or demonstrated a commitment to child health in Scotland.
Our principal purpose is to promote the health of children in Scotland - through educational meetings and funds for junior staff to travel to international meetings. We are governed by the SPS Executive Committee under the leadership of the SPS President.
Founded in 1922, SPS was the first Paediatric Society in the UK. Since the beginning, we have been about sharing and advancing knowledge in paediatrics. We provide a look back at our history.

Handover of SPS presidency

"Thank you for all the leadership that you've shown, for the many things we've had to do differently. And you just calmly managed to keep us all going through it." At last November's 2021 AGM, Patricia Jackson received the chain of office as new SPS President from Mary Callaghan...

Family of adult and two children

Our research prize on climate change

Climate change is a major risk to children and young people, but positive health benefits could accrue from changes to the way we generate energy, reduce waste and improve air quality.

There's an urgent need for evidence on its effects on children's physical and mental health. Our new prize, which will be awarded at the St Andrew’s Day Centenary Celebration Meeting this November, is now open.