Dear SBMS member
We would like to remind you that SBMS is following the steps of several medical organisations and colleges to be registered as a charity. This was after your majority approval conducted through electronic voting on Jun.2013.
During our last AGM meeting this issue was highlighted again by some members of other charities and other independent SBMS members. The main points of discussion were the relationship with other charities like SR and HIH and the need for more information regarding the pros, cons and responsibilities.
As a result of that a further meeting took place between SBMS council and representative from both charities who attended the previous AGM meeting. We are delighted to say that the meeting was constructive in all aspect. The pros and cons of being a charity were discussed in details with them, the charity trustees have kindly pointed out the accountability before Charity Commission for the society income and the need to be meticulous and dedicated in our financial process and once SBMS is on the charity register it will be subject to more scrutiny.
We appreciated the good advice and understood the responsibility, we are pleased to say this has been the case already, and we are ready for the challenge.
In return there will be significant advantages for the our society, as SBMS will be financially independent, able to attract more projects and co-operation with other societies, charities and worldwide organisations, especially needed at this time of high medical demands in Syria.
SBMS council has agreed collectively to go ahead with the change as the best interest for our society and future progress. SBMS council will continue to lead their member colleagues to promote the work of the society and to bring a new horizon with more prosper future. It will also continue co-operating with all charities and medical professional in all aspects of their medical activities.
SBMS Media Officer