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SIGN Council

SIGN Council is the policy-making body for SIGN with overall responsibility for methodology and editorial policy.

Members of SIGN Council are nominated by particular Royal Colleges or other professional organisations or committees, but also represent their specialty or discipline in a wider sense and consult with other specialist societies in their field. Public partners are identified from an open call for interested individuals.

Members of SIGN Council determine the overall direction of SIGN’s development and play a key role in shaping the SIGN guideline programme. Some are also actively involved in aspects of the guideline development process and all provide input into the selection of topics for guideline development and the composition of guideline development groups.

All members of SIGN Council make yearly declarations of interest according to our Policy on Declaration of Competing Interests, which can be found in the Register of Interests. Updates are recorded after each SIGN Council meeting.

SIGN Council meets three times a year and the papers are made available after each meeting. SIGN Council meetings are open to stakeholders to observe. This supports SIGNs commitment to openness and transparency and enables stakeholders and members of the public to understand how topics are selected and how evidence-based guidelines are developed. If you are interested in observing a meeting please contact Karen King at or call 0131 623 4720 or write to SIGN, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB.

SIGN Council documents

Membership (Excel)

Register of Interests (PDF)

Council meeting minutes February 2017 (PDF)

Council meeting minutes
 June 2016

Council meeting minutes September 2016 (PDF)


Archived minutes


Forthcoming meetings

27 September 2017, Edinburgh

February 2018, Glasgow

June 2018, Edinburgh

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