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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...

Trainee support statement

29 Sep 2015

Dear Colleagues, It has been a difficult couple of weeks for doctors in training, in particular those working in the acute specialties. The RCoA, FICM and the AAGBI agree it is crucial that trainees are, and feel, supported. Trainees are essential to the on-going safe delivery...

Royal College leaders express concern on junior doctor contract...

25 Sep 2015

Following the joint RCoA and FICM statement expressing concerns over the proposed trainee contract, the RCoA President, Dr Liam Brennan, and 13 leaders of other Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties wrote to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, warning of the impact of the proposed...

Trainees warn imposition of contract threatens future of UK...

24 Sep 2015

Members of the trainee committees that sit on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors Group (ATDG) have written an open letter to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, to express their concerns with proposals to impose a new employment contract on all doctors...

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