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UK Health Alliance response to Defra/DfT Air Quality Plan

15 Jun 2017

The RCoA is one of the founding members of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change. The College has input into and supports the Alliance’s response to the Defra/DfT consultation on its Air Quality Plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide emissions in the UK. Read the full response...

RCoA response to HM Treasury’s consultation on alcohol structures

14 Jun 2017

The RCoA has responded to the HM’s Treasury consultation on alcohol structures. Our response has been adapted from content prepared by the Alcohol Heath Alliance (AHA), of which the RCoA is a member.  The RCoA recognises the negative economic impact caused by alcohol-related...

25th Anniversary Essay Prizes

14 Jun 2017

As part of the RCoA’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, three essay competitions have been held looking towards the future of the specialty. Medical students and Foundation Year doctors were invited to submit an essay in response to the title: ‘What will anaesthesia look like in...

SAS Anaesthetists – Securing Our Workforce report released

13 Jun 2017

The SAS Anaesthetists – Securing Our Workforce report on the outcomes of the RCoA’s 2016 SAS survey is now available after being released today at the College’s annual Summer Symposium meeting. The RCoA surveyed the 2,047 UK SAS anaesthetists identified within its 2015 Medical...

RCoA response to DH consultation on expanding undergraduate medical...

06 Jun 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by the Department of Health regarding the proposed expansion of undergraduate medical education. This consultation looks at the proposal to increase the number of student places at medical schools in England by...

Launch of Core Standards for Pain Medicine Services (CSPMS) Gap...

31 May 2017

Following feedback received since the launch of Core Standards for Pain Medicine Services, a need for a Gap Analysis Questionnaire was recognised and this tool is now available on the Faculty of Pain Medicine website.  This is aimed at allowing clinicians/ pain units to assess...

RCoA President and Vice-President Elections

30 May 2017

Following the completion of the 2017-2018 RCoA elections for President and Vice Presidents, we are pleased to announce Dr Liam Brennan (Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) has been re-elected College President for a third year. Professor Ravi Mahajan (Nottingham...

Protecting whistleblowers seeking jobs in the NHS

15 May 2017

The RCoA and the AAGBI have jointly responded to the consultation by the Department of Health on how to protect former whistleblowers from suffering discrimination in seeking employment in the NHS. The Department of Health proposes to extend the legislation that supports...

Patient Safety Update published

15 May 2017

The Patient Safety Update outlining cases reported from October to December 2016 is now available on the  SALG website for download. Topics highlighted in this patient safety update include: Medication errors At risk airways – planning ahead Pre-op optimisation – dotting and...

RCoA response to GMC consultation on Securing the licence to...

11 May 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by the GMC on Securing the licence to practise: introducing a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA). European doctors wishing to practise in the four nations of the UK are not currently required to meet a common...

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