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The Gas Newsletter (Issue 7)

21 Jan 2014

Issue 7 of the Trainee Newsletter 'The Gas' is now available to download below.

Position statement on the involvement of anaesthetists in restraint...

17 Jan 2014

It has become apparent that some hospitals are including anaesthetists as part of a response team to provide physical, mechanical and/or pharmacological restraint of acutely agitated or aggressive patients with mental health issues outside of the operating theatre/intensive...

Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) 2014

13 Jan 2014

Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) 2014 is now available, and each chapter has been revised during the autumn of 2013 to reflect changes in national recommendations. This document is for guidance only.  It is not intended to replace the clinical...

Queen's New Year Honours List 2014

10 Jan 2014

The RCoA is delighted to see that two anaesthetists were recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2014: Dr Anna-Maria Rollin received an MBE for her services to Anaesthesia Dr Robert Linton was awarded an MBE for his services to Medicine and Defence  

Using clinical communities to improve quality

10 Jan 2014

The Health Foundation, an independent charity working to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK, has published a new report Using clinical communities to improve quality. The report identifies key lessons for using the clinical community approach to deliver improvements to...

Proposed withdrawal of SNOMED CT National Care Planning content

09 Jan 2014

SNOMED CT is a useful terminology to support care planning, but it is only really of value where there is a standardised framework for care planning and with the appropriate professional leadership and ownership to develop and accept some standardisation of a model structure and...

NICE Intravenous Fluid Therapy in Adults in Hospital

06 Jan 2014

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence are seeking views on the NICE quality standard on intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital. Please click here for the College response.

Help test assessment tools

05 Jan 2014

There have been assessment procedures for investigating poorly performing doctors for 14 years. The Academic Centre for Medical Education at UCL is working with the GMC to review Fitness to Practise procedures and update the assessments to ensure each assessment is fair to the...

Election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Scotland Results 2014 -...

20 Dec 2013

Trainee vacancy (one to elect – updated)Voting for election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Scotland has now closed. Terms of office commence in March 2014. The ballot process was managed by Simply Voting. There were two nominations received for one seat from Dr Callum Kaye and...

RCPCH proposal for a Foundation of Child Health

19 Dec 2013

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health are seeking views on proposals and options for establishing a Foundation of Child Health within the RCPCH and seeks views from external organisations for taking this forward. Please click here for the College response.  

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