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Junior doctors - the RCoA supports the AoMRC position

19 Nov 2015

The RCoA and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) today joins other medical royal colleges in a collaborative statement supporting junior doctors and a return to negotiation. The Academy is urging both sides in the current dispute around junior doctors’ contracts to...

Anaesthesia Explained 2015

14 Nov 2015

The updated patient information leaflet Anaesthesia Explained is now available to view and download. This leaflet is for adults who are expecting to have an anaesthetic.  It offers some information about anaesthesia and suggests how and where you can find out more. The College...

NAP5 Accidental Awareness wins overall prize at Irish Healthcare...

11 Nov 2015

We are delighted to announce that the 5th National Audit Project (NAP5) on Accidental Awareness During General Anaesthesia won the overall prize at the Irish Healthcare Awards 2015. NAP5 was awarded first place in the category Best Hospital Project as well as An Duais Mhór, the...

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...

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