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NHS Five Year Forward View

23 Oct 2014

NHS leaders have set out a roadmap for healthcare in England in the NHS Five Year Forward View launched today. The Five Year Forward View starts the move towards a different NHS, recognising the challenges and outlining potential solutions to the big questions facing health and...

Delivering better value of care in the NHS

21 Oct 2014

This is a summary of the findings and work of a major project exploring how the NHS is meeting the biggest challenge facing it today The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) and the NHS Confederation have conducted new research which explores the importance of having the...

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...

Questionnaire on attitudes to working in the Ebola outbreak

17 Oct 2014

The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections are inviting doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers to help them understand their thoughts about helping with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, by filling in a simple survey. The results will...

Homerton Hospital Leads Anaesthetic Service Provision in the UK

08 Oct 2014

The prestigious, peer review programme of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has accredited Homerton Hospital as the first anaesthetics department in the UK to receive Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA). ACSA is a unique scheme for anaesthetic departments...

Independent review of GMC’s PLAB test

03 Oct 2014

Recommendations to strengthen the test for doctors from overseas wishing to practise in the UK have been welcomed and accepted by the General Medical Council (GMC). The independently-led review, which was commissioned by the GMC as part of a longstanding and ongoing programme of...

e-PAIN Update: New Modules Online

01 Oct 2014

There are two new modules available to access on e-PAIN. Module 08.2: Paediatric Pain aims to highlight the differences between adult and paediatric pain as well as teaching healthcare professionals about the assessment of pain in children. There are also sessions specific to...

GMC gives green light to ‘passport to practise’

26 Sep 2014

The General Medical Council today (25 September 2014) has agreed to develop a single national licensing examination marking the first step to a unified ‘passport to practise’ for doctors wishing to practise in the UK. The exam will be designed to give patients assurance about...

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...

CPD resources offered by BJA and CEACCP online

26 Sep 2014

Instructions on how to access the BJA and CEACCP online and relevant CPD resources, such as the CEACCP MCQs, have now been updated on the College website.  You can view the updated page here.  

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