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(Leonhard Lang) Electrodes older than 2 years may malfunction and...

13 Mar 2015

The MHRA have issued a Medical Device Alert (MDA) relating to the above device. The Alert has been circulated to all relevant Trusts for onward distribution to the relevant clinicians. Download the Medical Device Alert: Defibrillation electrodes for children - electrodes older...

Work and wellbeing in the NHS: why staff health matters to patient...

13 Mar 2015

The RCoA fully endorses the report by the Royal College of Physicians Work and Wellbeing in the NHS: why staff health matters to patient care and concurs with the report’s key priority areas. The College is mindful of the current pressures experienced by NHS staff and is pleased...

New GMC report highlights factors that affect progression of...

12 Mar 2015

The RCoA welcomes the General Medical Council’s report, which for the first time offers a thorough analysis of the data on examination results and recruitment outcomes for different groups of doctors across the UK. The report highlights pass rates of doctors in undergraduate and...

RCoA opposes the scheduling of Ketamine

11 Mar 2015

The final decision on the scheduling of ketamine may take place at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) meeting in March 2015.  The RCoA strongly opposes the scheduling, at any level, of ketamine and together with the AAGBI and other partners, has written letters to the CMO...

RCoA response to CfWI Report

02 Mar 2015

In-depth review of the anaesthetics and intensive care workforce The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the final report of the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) considering an In-depth review of the anaesthetics and intensive care medicine workforce. We strongly...

Patient Safety Update published

02 Mar 2015

The latest Patient Safety Update is now available to download. The update includes: Rare events happening in association with general anaesthesia Team brief Patient reported allergy Pitfalls in pre-assessment Lessons from the Anaesthetic Sprint Audit of Practice (ASAP) Delays in...

Quality Assurance of the CPD Approval Scheme

26 Feb 2015

Each year the Revalidation and CPD Team at the College produces a quality assurance report of the CPD approval scheme. The report covers the period 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014 and it details the number of event applications received for CPD approval, including those where...

Participate in the NICE Preoperative Tests Survey

26 Feb 2015

NICE is planning to update the 2003 guidance on preoperative testing.  The NICE Guideline Development Group is calling for experts to complete three Delphi Survey rounds in 2015.  Full details below: Do you want the opportunity to influence NICE recommendations? The National...

2015 Challenge: Prescription for the Election

26 Feb 2015

The 2015 Challenge: Our prescription for the election document emphasises the importance of political leadership, alongside health and care leadership, in helping secure change. The 12-page document welcomes progress by politicians and national bodies, such as NHS England, since...

Annual frontline health and social care survey - CQC wants to hear...

25 Feb 2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) Health and Social Care Frontline Professional Survey is aimed specifically at frontline care professionals working in health or social care. The purpose of the survey is to measure the awareness, opinion, and experience that frontline care staff...

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