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Response to UKSTSG Shape of Training Report

17 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists acknowledges the publication of the report from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group (UKSTSG) and recognises many of the challenges it highlights for medical education and training in the UK.  We welcome the Group's main conclusion that the...

RCoA response to HEE Accelerated Return to Training (ARTT) Call for...

11 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the Health Education England’s (HEE’s) consultation, Accelerated Return to Training (ARTT) Call for Ideas. HEE is committed to develop evidence-based, innovative approaches for supporting junior doctors when they return to...

RCoA response to the CQC’s proposed changes to its regulation...

25 Jul 2017

The RCoA has responded to the second consultation of the CQC’s proposed changes to its regulation framework. A summary of the key points of our response is provided below and the full response can be viewed here. It is not clear how proposals to test the regulation of a whole...

UK Health Alliance response to Defra/DfT Air Quality Plan

15 Jun 2017

The RCoA is one of the founding members of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change. The College has input into and supports the Alliance’s response to the Defra/DfT consultation on its Air Quality Plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide emissions in the UK. Read the full response...

RCoA response to HM Treasury’s consultation on alcohol structures

14 Jun 2017

The RCoA has responded to the HM’s Treasury consultation on alcohol structures. Our response has been adapted from content prepared by the Alcohol Heath Alliance (AHA), of which the RCoA is a member.  The RCoA recognises the negative economic impact caused by alcohol-related...

RCoA response to DH consultation on expanding undergraduate medical...

06 Jun 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by the Department of Health regarding the proposed expansion of undergraduate medical education. This consultation looks at the proposal to increase the number of student places at medical schools in England by...

Protecting whistleblowers seeking jobs in the NHS

15 May 2017

The RCoA and the AAGBI have jointly responded to the consultation by the Department of Health on how to protect former whistleblowers from suffering discrimination in seeking employment in the NHS. The Department of Health proposes to extend the legislation that supports...

RCoA response to GMC consultation on Securing the licence to...

11 May 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by the GMC on Securing the licence to practise: introducing a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA). European doctors wishing to practise in the four nations of the UK are not currently required to meet a common...

RCoA response to DH fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence...

05 May 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetist of Great Britain and Ireland have jointly responded to the consultation from the Department of Health on the issue of Introducing Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims. The...

RCoA response to NHSE action to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened...

24 Jan 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by NHS England ‘Action to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened drinks on NHS premises’. The RCoA is aware of the impact that obesity has on NHS resources and the increased risk of complications for obese patients...

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