This brief paper has been prepared at the request of the NMC at its meeting on 4 December 2023 following a presentation by Peter Watts. It is intended to be discussed at the next NMC in February 2024 and any further action determined at that meeting.

The paper discusses the changes in the environment within which the AGHS operates since the it was formed in 1980. It acknowledges how the Society has reflected these changes and contemplates whether this should be more formally recognised.

The paper may, in its present form, or after amendment by the NMC, form the basis for a broad discussion within the Society should the NMC decide this would be appropriate.

Future Directions Discussion Paper