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National tariff payment system 2015/2016

19 Dec 2014

The College's response to this consultation is as follows: Pain Management Services Multi-disciplinary Team Clinics – It is not unusual to have MDT clinics in pain clinics currently and there seems to be a single fee whether it is a single or multi-professional service.  This...

Improving complaint handling across the NHS and social care

18 Dec 2014

The RCoA has consulted with clinical and lay members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Overall our respondents, our lay members in particular, welcome the report and agree that the document is well written and easy to understand, and should be a useful tool for services...

Language Controls for Healthcare Professionals

11 Dec 2014

The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the proposals by the Department of Health to amend UK legislation to enable regulators to apply language controls for healthcare workers from the EEA, similarly to the language controls recently introduced by the GMC for doctors from...

Changes to the GMC sanctions guidance and on the role of apologies...

18 Nov 2014

A public consultation on changes to the General Medical Council (GMC) sanctions guidance and on the role of apologies and warnings The GMC are consulting on changes to what action they take when they believe a doctor may be putting the safety of patients, or public confidence in...

RCoA Response to Triennial Review of the NHS Litigation Authority

11 Nov 2014

What more could NHS LA do to improve patient safety and the quality of patient care? The RCoA via its Clinical Quality Directorate has engaged directly with the NHSLA to explore collaborating to mitigate risk in anaesthesia by using claims data as a tool to drive training...

Consultation on proposals to reschedule ketamine under the Misuse...

04 Nov 2014

After consulting with members, the RCoA has expressed support for the Home Office recommendation to reschedule ketamine to Full Schedule 2 status under the 2001 Regulations as recommended by the ACMD (Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs). RCoA members generally agree that...

RCoA response to the Never Events Policy Framework consultation

04 Nov 2014

View the RCoA response to the Never Events Policy Framework consultation here For more information please visit the NHS England website

RCoA comment on CQC guidance on fundamental standards and...

20 Oct 2014

The general view of both clinical and lay members of the College is that the guidance provides adequate information for providers on how to meet fundamental standards of care. Many perceived however, that the guidance is overlong, and contains too much legal language and...

Changing how the GMC decides on doctors’ fitness to practise

26 Sep 2014

The General Medical Council (GMC) is responsible for regulating doctors and the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) oversees the regulation of all healthcare professionals, protecting the health and safety of the public by ensuring fitness to practise.  The Department of...

Shape of Caring Review by the Nurse and Midwifery Council and...

18 Sep 2014

Lay Committee members of the RCoA have commented on the Shape of Caring Review by the Nurse and Midwifery Council and Health Education England. Their comments suggest that there should be a minimum standard of qualifications for Care Assistants with ongoing training and...

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