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RCoA response to the ‘Freedom to Speak Up’ review

18 Jun 2015

The RCoA has responded to the consultation on the implementation of the recommendations in the ‘Freedom to Speak Up’ review by Sir Robert Francis. Whilst there is general support of the principles outlined in the recommendations, the College emphasise the absolute need for...

Lay and Patient Involvement in Curricula Development and Assessment...

27 May 2015

The Lay Committee of the The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have responded, on behalf of the College and Faculties of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and Pain Medicine (FPM), to the GMC consultation on ensuring Lay and Patient Involvement in Curricula Development and...

ACCEA Triennial Review - call for evidence

27 Mar 2015

In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. In this new system,...

CQC Strategy and Business Plan 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

24 Mar 2015

Members of the RCoA Lay Committee have commented on the Care Quality Commission Business Plan 2015–2016 and 2016–2017. Further information on the CQC strategy and business plan can be found here.

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Integrated care licence condition: draft guidance for providers of...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The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by Monitor on Integrated care licence condition: draft guidance for providers of NHS-funded services.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...

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