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NIAA Vacancy: Academic Training Co-ordinator

06 Apr 2016

Applications are invited for the position of Academic Training Coordinator for the NIAA. This is a three-year fixed term appointment to promote and develop training in research for trainees in anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain (APOMP). The post holder will oversee the...

Launch of Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) website

08 Jan 2016

The ICACCST are pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved ACCS website, which we hope will become the go-to resource for ACCS Trainers and Trainees. The site can be accessed by the following link: www.rcoa.ac.uk/accs.  

New and improved RCoA assessor e-learning training tool

07 Jan 2016

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved RCoA assessor e-learning training tool, which is designed for selectors directly involved in the Anaesthesia/ACCS selection process. Additional videos have now been added to expand upon the existing content of the...

Joint statement on industrial action by junior doctors

06 Jan 2016

The AAGBI, RCoA and FICM acknowledge the recent developments concerning the impending industrial action by junior doctors in England. While we continue to urge a return to negotiations facilitated by independent conciliation and arbitration as emphasised in the recent Academy...

Final report of the AoMRC Shape of Training mapping exercise

17 Dec 2015

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published a summary report of the mapping exercise on Shape of Training undertaken by Colleges and Faculties. The Academy had asked Colleges to undertake this exercise in June 2015, and the RCoA responded after collaborating with...

Quality Improvement Survey

11 Dec 2015

Dr Erin Innes, the RCoA/KSS Education Fellow, has a specific remit to improve training and resources in Quality Improvement (QI) methodology for trainers and trainees in anaesthesia. There is a current RCoA strategy to improve access to resources in QI training and aid delivery...

Shape of Training

05 Nov 2015

In June 2015 the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges asked Colleges to undertake a mapping exercise of their specialty curricula to the principles outlined in the Shape of Training review.  Colleges were requested to consider a number of aspects in their responses such as: future...

Anaesthesia for Humanitarian and Austere Environments

23 Oct 2015

New e-Learning module for doctors involved in the delivery of humanitarian aid work in disaster areas and developing countries The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) e-Learning team and faculty of the 'Anaesthesia for Austere Environments/Humanitarian Aid' course have...

2007 Curriculum

16 Oct 2015

A REMINDER With effect from 1 January 2016, the 2007 Curriculum will no longer be approved by the GMC. Any trainees who will not complete training by 31 December 2015 MUST move to the 2010 Curriculum at the earliest opportunity and are strongly advised to contact the Training...

Statement on AoMRC meeting with Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt

30 Sep 2015

“The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Officers met with the Secretary of State on 30 September to discuss the proposals for a new contract for junior doctors. Professor Dame Sue Bailey, the Chair of the Academy, whilst emphasising that the Colleges have no responsibility for...


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