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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...

Joint statement from the RCoA and FICM on the proposed trainee...

21 Sep 2015

Following the publication of the DDRB recommendations for reforming the consultant and trainee contracts in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and the RCoA’s subsequent response, the RCoA Council and FICM Board have been closely monitoring subsequent events. We share our...

New insurance and indemnity regulations

21 Sep 2015

It’s now a statutory requirement for doctors to have appropriate insurance or professional indemnity covering the full scope of their practice when working in the UK.  Good medical practice already places a professional duty on all doctors to have appropriate insurance or...

GMC publish new standards for medical education and training

14 Aug 2015

The RCoA welcomes the publication of new standards for undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training in the UK. The standards, which come into effect on 1 January 2016, are designed to promote excellence in medical education, ensuring that training takes place in...

Overseas exams and eligibility for training and CCT

30 Jul 2015

The GMC has recently published a position statement seeking to clarify the position of examinations within GMC approved curricula, in particular examinations undertaken outside the UK, both in other European countries and outside Europe. This RCoA statement summarises the...

New Assessment Guidance 2015

16 Jul 2015

Following on from feedback received from both trainees and trainers regarding WPBAs, the Workplace Based Assessment Working Party has produced a new assessment guidance document. This guidance can also be found via the Workplace Based Assessments page together with a flyer which...

Policy on distribution of surveys

15 Jul 2015

There has been a considerable amount of requests received by the College to forward surveys to College representatives, mainly Regional Advisers and College Tutors. The College values highly the commitment of its representatives and their hard work and considers it unfair to...

Changes to Assessments for Specialty Trainees - August 2015

25 Jun 2015

The RCoA has produced new assessment guidance that will be available on the website in the coming weeks. The flyer below has been produced to summarise the aims of the assessment guidance, as well as to identify what will change and what will remain the same.

Mercy Ships and RCoA Anaesthetic Fellowship

06 May 2015

This collaboration is a unique opportunity for an anaesthetic trainee to spend three months with Mercy Ships experiencing many aspects of Developing World Anaesthesia. The Fellowship runs for three months, commencing February 2016 and the closing date is 29 June 2015. Please see...

RCoA response to CfWI Report

02 Mar 2015

In-depth review of the anaesthetics and intensive care workforce The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the final report of the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) considering an In-depth review of the anaesthetics and intensive care medicine workforce. We strongly...

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