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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...

Risks Associated with your Anaesthetic

24 Jun 2013

The College is pleased to announce the completion of a revised series of 14 leaflets that provide information about the Risks of Anaesthesia. Many patients who need to have an anaesthetic are worried about the possible risks and side effects. Will I wake up afterwards? Will I...

New recommendations to protect people who choose cosmetic surgery

25 Apr 2013

The independent review into cosmetic interventions, today sets out how it would like to see the sector better regulated, practitioners better trained and people having proper redress if things go wrong. The key elements the review group feel would contribute to a successful and...

GMC publishes first guide for patients on what to expect from their...

22 Apr 2013

A new guide for patients setting out what they should expect from their doctor has been published by the General Medical Council (GMC). The new guide is based on the GMC’s core guidance for doctors - Good medical practice. It explains the key duties of a doctor and how patients...

Robert Francis QC - Report on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation...

06 Feb 2013

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ANAESTHETISTS COMMENT The Royal College of Anaesthetists would like to offer sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who died as a result of the poor care the inquiry by Robert Francis QC has revealed. We look to a positive response from...

'Pain Less: the future of relief' exhibition now open

09 Nov 2012

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to be working in collaboration with the Science Museum in an exhibition entitled 'Pain Less: the future of relief'. This new exhibition is aimed at the general public, and covers the physiology and psychology of pain and current...

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