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Update on the junior doctor contract

06 Nov 2015

The RCoA acknowledges this week’s publication of the details of the proposed new contract for doctors in training.  As a college we are not part of the contract negotiations but as the largest single secondary care specialty we believe it is essential that the contribution...

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...

NICE Fellows and Scholars Programme 2016

28 Oct 2015

NICE are now seeking applications for their 2016 intake of Fellows and Scholars.  The Fellows and Scholars Programme aims to foster a growing network of individuals linked to NICE who will help to improve quality of care and public health practice in their local areas. ...

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...

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...

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...

Seasonal flu vaccination 2015/16

23 Sep 2015

The Chief Medical Officer has written to the College to encourage Members and Fellows to receive the flu vaccine. Recently published end of season data indicates that the overall level of protection last year was higher than initially estimated. The data by Public Health England...

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