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Statement on Access to Palliative Care Bill

23 Oct 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine support the principles underlying the Access to Palliative Care Bill. The Bill addresses the significant variation across the country in access to palliative care services. There are excellent models across the...

Management of adults with diabetes undergoing surgery guidance...

19 Oct 2015

Diabetes affects approximately 5% of the population and 10% of the patients requiring surgery. It is well recognised that diabetes is a major risk factor for surgical complications and increased length of stay. In 2011 NHS Diabetes and the Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS...

RCoA Responses to GMC Consultations

14 Oct 2015

The College supports the principles behind Developing a framework for generic professional capabilities (GPCs)  and agrees that they are important across all specialties. However many of these principles are already included in curricula and partly overlap with the Good Medical...

Academy comment on Health Secretary letter to JDC Chair

08 Oct 2015

Commenting on the letter from Secretary of State to Dr Johann Malawana, Chair of the BMA Junior Doctors Committee, Professor Sue Bailey Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said: “We are pleased to see the initiative from the Secretary of State to seek to unblock the...

Shortage of suxamethonium injection

01 Oct 2015

DH/CMU have recently received a number of queries  about the supply of suxamethonium injection following the termination of several secondary care framework agreements for this product.  DH/CMU have been in discussion with the three licensed suppliers of suxamethonium injection...

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...

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...

Results from Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) survey 2015...

18 Sep 2015

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) conducted a survey of its safety network to evaluate the effectiveness of communications in four areas that were identified as important patient safety indicators: Wrong side blocks Morbidity and Mortality Toolkit WHO checklist...

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