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UK Pain Messages

25 Sep 2015

There are a large number of facts and figures on Chronic Pain being used by a variety of organisations. The Faculty of Pain Medicine, the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Chronic Pain Lead, the British Pain Society, the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition and Pain UK have come...

Royal College leaders express concern on junior doctor contract...

25 Sep 2015

Following the joint RCoA and FICM statement expressing concerns over the proposed trainee contract, the RCoA President, Dr Liam Brennan, and 13 leaders of other Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties wrote to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, warning of the impact of the proposed...

Trainees warn imposition of contract threatens future of UK...

24 Sep 2015

Members of the trainee committees that sit on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors Group (ATDG) have written an open letter to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, to express their concerns with proposals to impose a new employment contract on all doctors...

Seasonal flu vaccination 2015/16

23 Sep 2015

The Chief Medical Officer has written to the College to encourage Members and Fellows to receive the flu vaccine. Recently published end of season data indicates that the overall level of protection last year was higher than initially estimated. The data by Public Health England...

Joint statement from the RCoA and FICM on the proposed trainee...

21 Sep 2015

Following the publication of the DDRB recommendations for reforming the consultant and trainee contracts in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and the RCoA’s subsequent response, the RCoA Council and FICM Board have been closely monitoring subsequent events. We share our...

New insurance and indemnity regulations

21 Sep 2015

It’s now a statutory requirement for doctors to have appropriate insurance or professional indemnity covering the full scope of their practice when working in the UK.  Good medical practice already places a professional duty on all doctors to have appropriate insurance or...

Results from Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) survey 2015...

18 Sep 2015

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) conducted a survey of its safety network to evaluate the effectiveness of communications in four areas that were identified as important patient safety indicators: Wrong side blocks Morbidity and Mortality Toolkit WHO checklist...

Completion of Census 2015 - 100 percent response rate

11 Sep 2015

The College is very pleased to announce that the census response rate was 100 percent. This has been a significant exercise and it’s been made possible with your contribution. The College would particularly like to thank every individual department representative who took...

Never Events - New Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures

08 Sep 2015

NHS England has just issued new guidance on Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures. These go beyond specific Never Events and encompass the entire patient journey from admission to a procedural area, during performance of the procedure, and through to discharge from the area....

RCoA supports 'Our Declaration: Person-centred care for long-...

07 Sep 2015

The RCoA fully supports the launch of NHS England's Our Declaration: Person-centred care for long-term conditions. The RCoA believes it is vital that patients are fully involved at all stages during decisions about their health and treatments. The College, through its...

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