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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...

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...

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