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Language Controls for Doctors - Proposed Changes to the Medical Act...

02 Dec 2013

This consultation seeks views on proposals to change the Medical Act 1983 to give the General Medical Council (GMC) more power to take action where concerns arise about a doctor’s English language capability. The proposals are designed to complement and strengthen the existing...

The implementation of the Working Time Directive and its impact on...

22 Nov 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the opportunity to respond to the call for evidence regarding the implementation of the Working Time Regulations (WTR) and its impact on the NHS. In a response to a...

Seven Day Consultant Present Care

18 Nov 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. Please note that this response includes the comments of both lay and clinical members of College Council. In addition we also enclose comments from the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland....

Shape of Training – initial thoughts, considerations and concerns

08 Nov 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. General 1. The RCoA welcomes Professor Greenaway’s comprehensive report and recommendations contained within on the Shape of Medical Training: securing the future of excellent patient care.  The RCoA supports the...

Independent Review of Expert Clinical Advice in support of MHRA...

07 Nov 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. In your experience of working with the Devices Division of the MHRA, what have you found positive and has worked well? The feedback we have received from College members who have had dealings with the Devices...

HEE Strategic Development Framework 2013

01 Aug 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. Step 1 – A set of shared assumptions about the future Do you agree with the above assumptions of future services? Do they define what success would look like to our patients, carers and communities/populations? Given...

GMC Quality Assurance Review of Educational Environments

25 Jun 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. General 1. The RCoA thanks the GMC for the opportunity to comment on these papers on Educational Environments as part of the Quality Assurance (QA) Review. 2. Mention of the Colleges is absent in a number of key...

Review of Routes to the Specialist Registers

24 May 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. There are 14 questions in this questionnaire, broken down as follows: Question 1 is on a new model for evaluating equivalence Question 2 is on acclimatisation to UK health services Questions 3 to 5 are about...

Shape of Training Review

31 Jan 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. Anaesthesia is the largest single hospital specialty in the NHS. The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for the specialty throughout the UK, and it ensures the quality of patient care...

Shape of Training - review questions

31 Jan 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. Over the next 30 years, how do you think the way patients are cared for will change? Caring for an increasingly ageing population who have both a heavy burden of chronic disease and complex social care needs with the...

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