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A new clinical centre named after Professor Bill Mapleson

29 May 2014

A cutting-edge clinical centre which has opened in Cardiff brings the design and testing of medical equipment and the training of tomorrow's doctors together under one roof. The centre is named after Professor Bill Mapleson who has worked in academic anaesthesia at Cardiff...

Fifth Edition of the Gold Guide published

29 May 2014

The fifth edition of the Gold Guide has been published by UKFPO and can be downloaded here » This fifth edition of the Gold Guide sets out the arrangements agreed by the four UK Health Departments for specialty training programmes. It is maintained by the four UK Health...

The Gas Newsletter (Issue 8)

29 May 2014

Issue 8 of the Trainee Newsletter 'The Gas' is now available to download below.

Mercy Ships and RCoA Anaesthetic Fellowship

23 May 2014

This new collaboration is a unique opportunity for an anaesthetic trainee to gain three months with Mercy Ships experiencing many aspects of Developing World Anaesthesia. The Fellowship runs for three months, commencing February 2015. Download the poster for more information »  

Good Practice Guidelines for Medial Branch Blocks and RF

23 May 2014

The British Pain Society and Faculty of Pain Medicine have published a guidance document on the ‘Standards of good practice for medial branch block injections and radiofrequency denervation for low back pain.’ The document can be found here.

Examination Changes - increase in exam validity

22 May 2014

Increase in the validity of a pass in the Primary SOE, Primary OSCE and Final Written examination, from two years to three years with effect from 1 August 2014. At their meeting on 21 May 2014 College Council approved a request from the Examinations Committee to increase the...

Conflict in Syria

20 May 2014

From the office of Dr Dan Poulter MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health I am writing to you about the conflict in Syria and the important messages I would like to share across the healthcare sector. The conflict in Syria continues to cause a humanitarian crisis...

Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Provider Questionnaire

15 May 2014

The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery requests your assistance and involvement in the completion and distribution of its questionnaire.  The Lancet is a leading peer-reviewed UK-based medical journal that is committed to global health.  The Lancet regularly demonstrates this...

Fellow in Clinical Leadership (Darzi Fellowship)

15 May 2014

Fellow in Clinical Leadership (Darzi Fellowship) Specialist registrar (ST5+) in CCT Programme The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia's Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) in conjunction with the UCL/UCLH Surgical Outcomes Research Centre and University College London...

First-ever National Emergency Laparotomy Audit begins process of...

14 May 2014

Improved facilities and better teamwork could help to improve the care received by patients who undergo an emergency laparotomy in England and Wales, according to the first stage findings of the inaugural National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) published today. Previous...


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