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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...

Patient Liaison Group Lay Member Recruitment

16 Dec 2013

VOLUNTEERS  REQUIRED – PATIENT LIAISON GROUP LAY MEMBERS Did you know that two thirds of all hospital patients need the services of an anaesthetist? Did you realise that qualifying as an anaesthetist involves seven years specialist medical training in anaesthesia, pain medicine...

Medical profession sets NHS information challenge

06 Nov 2013

The NHS must radically overhaul the way it collects and shares data if patients are to be treated safely and effectively, according to a new report by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. The report, titled i-care: Information, Communication and Technology in the NHS, sets out...

65 Years of Anaesthesia in the NHS

04 Jul 2013

The 5 July 2013 marks the 65th Anniversary of the National Health Service.  The growth of anaesthesia as a specialty and the development of the Faculty, College and then Royal College of Anaesthetists is intrinsically linked to the creation of the NHS, as at its inception...

Patient Feedback for Anaesthetists - Pilot of new Questionnaire

02 Jul 2013

We have had many enquiries about Patient Feedback and the use of a patient questionnaire. The College appreciates that the generic GMC questionnaire it is not always relevant to the specific needs of anaesthetists, although it may be suitable for anaesthetists working in other...

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