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Health and Social Care Bill

14 Mar 2012

Council was asked to consider a motion for the College to publicly call for the withdrawal of the Health Bill. This had been submitted by two Fellows. The motion generated much debate today (13 March 2012). In particular, the Patient Liaison Group urged Council to remain engaged...

Notes from Number 10 meeting, 20 February 2012

22 Feb 2012

Following the approval of Council I attended the meeting at Number 10 yesterday in order to ensure that this College’s concerns regarding the NHS Health and Social Care Bill continue to be heard at the highest levels. Mr Cameron and Mr Lansley were adamant that they were not...

MEE/ATDG Trainee Doctors National Essay Competition

09 Feb 2012

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors' Group (ATDG) in conjunction with Medical Education England have announced the winner of their inaugural national essay competition - "How can the quality of medical training be improved while supporting high quality patient...

London Olympics 2012: book travel and accommodation for College...

07 Feb 2012

The Olympics are already having an effect on availability and pricing of accommodation in London between May and August 2012. We would advise anyone planning to attend College events, meetings or other business at the RCoA during this period to make the necessary arrangements...

Doctors undertaking wider NHS work

02 Feb 2012

We would like to draw your attention to  the  following letter from the CMOs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the NHS Medical Director and the GMC Chairman. The letter is to all NHS employers concerning doctors undertaking wider NHS work. CMOs letter to NHS...

GMC guidance on leadership and management for doctors

31 Jan 2012

The GMC has published guidance on the wider management and leadership responsibilities of all doctors in the workplace. The guidance is aimed at helping doctors understand their responsibilities in relation to employment issues; teaching and training; acting on concerns;...

Associate recruitment: responses to Concerns Assessment Team

27 Jan 2012

The President of the RCoA would like to draw your attention to the following request from the GMC. The GMC is to appoint members to a new Responses to Concerns Assessment Team (RCAT), to be individually deployed across the UK to assess serious and persistent training and...

What can you expect from your doctor?

21 Nov 2011

The General Medical Council has today launched a major consultation on its core guidance for doctors in the UK. Every doctor is expected to meet the standards set by the GMC in 'Good Medical Practice'. There are more than 350 million consultations between doctors and patients in...

Doctors’ training and supervision need further work

01 Nov 2011

Most training and supervision of junior doctors is good, but there are serious concerns that need to be tackled urgently, according to the General Medical Council. The GMC has today published its annual survey of junior doctors (The National Training Survey 2011) which provides...

Launch of Shared Purpose programme

20 Oct 2011

The Health Foundation is inviting NHS organisations to take part in a £3.4 million programme to demonstrate how corporate support services can improve the quality of patient care. Eight provider organisations will be eligible to join the Shared Purpose programme and receive...

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