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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...

Consultation on proposed changes to the Code of Practice: Mental...

15 Sep 2014

The Lay Committee members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists have commented on the proposed changes to the Mental Health Act (1983) Code of Practice. The response can be viewed here

Freedom to Speak Up Review

12 Sep 2014

The College welcomes and has responded to the ‘Freedom to speak up’ Review by Sir Robert Francis. In our response we have indicated that, based on recent reports from Deaneries and GMC (Training), it would appear that the ‘speaking up’ issue is improving - very slowly, but...

NICE Public Consultation – Quality Standards Process Guide

08 Sep 2014

In our response the College has asked NICE specifically to consider extending the response periods for its consultations. These tight deadlines (typically four weeks or less) make it impossible to obtain the appropriate expertise from busy clinicians and to meaningfully engage...

College response to the Dalton Review 2014 - New options for...

01 Sep 2014

Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive of the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, has been tasked by Jeremy Hunt to conduct an independent review into new options for providers of NHS care. In particular the Review is looking at: the options available to providers of NHS care;...

Protecting Health and Care Information

31 Jul 2014

A Department of Health consultation on proposals to introduce new Regulations The government wants to hear your views on proposals to strengthen controls and safeguards on the use of an individual’s health and care data. People should be confident that their personal data is not...

Consultation: Developing NICE guidelines - the manual

27 Jun 2014

The following is the College's response to this consultation. The College response focuses on the importance of involving lay members in the development of NICE guidance, not just to offer a patient perspective, but to stimulate discussion and identify gaps in content, which may...

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