As reported in the June Newsletter, our incumbent Treasurer Dr Andrew Norton sadly died back in May. Grant and JP have been working with Lloyds, Paypal and the Charity Commission to update our list of trustees and signatories. I'm pleased to say that this is nearing completion and we are now seeking to appoint a new Treasurer/Membership Secretary. We've drafted a role description document for those interested in applying. In the meantime, Grant and JP continue to manage the society's membership and finances. A draft Treasurer's Report for FY 2021/22 is available on Google Drive, pending acceptance by the committee. The short version is that Andrew Norton managed SCATA's finances extremely well and our financial position is healthy and stable. In keeping with SCATA's charitable aims, and given that we haven't held an ASM since May 2019, the committee are working hard to schedule an event for the Autumn, further details below.
We are currently in a dialogue with the Etihad Stadium regarding a weekend #gashack meeting on 15-16 October followed by a one-day ASM on Monday 17th October. Grant is waiting for the venue's T&Cs and cancellation policy but an announcement is imminent.
Grant is meeting with Rich Fenton on Friday 12th August to discuss this and the previous peri-operative digital maturity audit presented as part of the 2017 ASM. Members are welcome to join, Grant has the zoom link.
The HL7 Technical Steering Committee have agreed to an "informative" guide rather than STU (standard for trial use). This negates the requirement for industry partners to contribute.
Todd Cooper, co-chair of the HL7 Devices Working Group has been preparing a paper entitled "What is a Device". If any members have feedback for Todd, please send to Grant in the first instance.
Long-time member Martin Gardner has drafted a paper on this topic. The channel for feedback will be the #open_standards_wg channel on Slack. Martin is keen for comments so please read and evaluate.
In the meantime, stay safe and see you in September.
JP Lomas (@jplomas)
Grant Forrest (@digitalgasdoc)
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