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The Facts about A&E

24 Jun 2015

The RCoA recognises the important work undertaken by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) in highlighting significant factors relating to emergency departments in England. Produced ahead of the winter of 2015/2016, the RCEM has produced a fact sheet summarising...

Consultant Outcomes Data

21 Nov 2014

The RCoA supports NHS England’s commitment to providing patients with more public information about their care.  The individual results of around 5,000 consultant surgeons have been published on the MyNHS website (NHS Choices).  Greater transparency in the NHS, informed, honest...

Patient information leaflet series 2014

12 Sep 2014

A series of guides to help patients prepare for an anaesthetic developed jointly by the College and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) have now been updated. They give general guidance and discuss specific aspects of care. The College is grateful...

The 5th National Audit Project (NAP5) - Accidental Awareness During...

10 Sep 2014

Accidental awareness is one of the most feared complications of general anaesthesia for both patients and anaesthetists. Patients spontaneously report this failure of general anaesthesia in approximately 1 in every 19,000 cases, according to the NAP5 report published today....

Protecting Health and Care Information

31 Jul 2014

A Department of Health consultation on proposals to introduce new Regulations The government wants to hear your views on proposals to strengthen controls and safeguards on the use of an individual’s health and care data. People should be confident that their personal data is not...

Statement on alleged gassing in motor vehicles

14 Jul 2014

Despite the increasing numbers of reports of people being gassed in motor-homes or commercial trucks in France, and the warning put out by the Foreign Office for travellers to be aware of this danger, this College remains of the view that this is a myth. It is the view of the...

Patient Blood Management Recommendations

01 Jul 2014

Patient Blood Management is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to optimising the care of patients who might need blood transfusion. Patient Blood Management puts the patient at the heart of decisions made about blood transfusion to ensure they receive the best...

FPM Patient Information Leaflets

24 Jun 2014

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has produced patient information leaflets on medications commonly used to treat persistent pain. The first five provide basic information on amitriptyline, nortriptyline, pregabalin, gabapentin and duloxetine. They were created with the help of...

Enhanced recovery care pathway

28 Apr 2014

A better journey for patients seven days a week and a better deal for the NHS This publication sets out the national levels of ambition for 2014/2015, to spread and sustain enhanced recovery care pathways beyond elective surgery to maternity care and medical pathways.  It...

Hospital Discharge: The Patient, Carer and Doctor Perspective

15 Apr 2014

The BMA patient liaison group have produced a checklist to help support patients with the hospital discharge process. The group has drawn up a list of questions that are suitable for the majority of patients to ask about their care discharge. The list is included in the latest...

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