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RCoA response to CfWI Report

02 Mar 2015

In-depth review of the anaesthetics and intensive care workforce The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the final report of the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) considering an In-depth review of the anaesthetics and intensive care medicine workforce. We strongly...

Integrated care licence condition: draft guidance for providers of...

16 Feb 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by Monitor on Integrated care licence condition: draft guidance for providers of NHS-funded services. Overall respondents welcome the guidance and support the concept of integrated care, as this aligns with...

NHS Complaints and Clinical Failure

26 Jan 2015

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) has invited written evidence on the issue of NHS Complaints and Clinical Failure. More information can be found here. The Royal College of Anaesthetists has provided comments to the call for evidence and a summary of the response...

College response to the Triennial Reviews of NICE and MHRA

13 Jan 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has offered comment to the Triennial Reviews of NICE and MHRA. The College response has indicated that the organisations overall fulfils its functions adequately, however some areas for improvements have been suggested: NICE should show more...

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...

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