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Annual Specialty Report 2013

17 Apr 2014

The College Annual Specialty Report 2013 to the General Medical Council has been released, which follows the required GMC template for Colleges, answering specific topic areas.  This important report provides details of the RCoA activity in the area of Quality Assurance, and...

Changes to trainee doctor rotations are needed to improve patient...

17 Apr 2014

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is today publishing proposals to end the so-called ‘black Wednesday’ phenomenon – the day in August every year when medical trainees across the UK move to a new post in a hospital. With patient safety paramount, the Academy reviewed the...

Return to Work Courses

16 Apr 2014

Returning to work after a career break or going back to work after an extended period away from work, i.e. maternity leave, can prove to be quite a challenge. Whatever the reason, the period of time absent from work causes a feeling of reduced confidence and lack of certainty...

Hospital Discharge: The Patient, Carer and Doctor Perspective

15 Apr 2014

The BMA patient liaison group have produced a checklist to help support patients with the hospital discharge process. The group has drawn up a list of questions that are suitable for the majority of patients to ask about their care discharge. The list is included in the latest...

2014 Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation Standards (ACSA)

15 Apr 2014

In February 2014, the Quality Management of Service Committee (QMSC) undertook a full revision of the ACSA standards to ensure that changes to the 2014 GPAS document were appropriately reflected within the ACSA standards. The 2014 ACSA standards are now available to download....

e-PAIN Module 4 – Now Live

11 Apr 2014

Module 4 of e-PAIN is now live and available to use on your e-learning accounts. This module on acute pain aims to teach healthcare professionals about acute pain teams, diagnosis tools and acute pain in chronic pain patients as well as techniques in the treatment and management...

Positive and Proactive Care: Reducing Restrictive Interventions

08 Apr 2014

Following the consultation below, the Department of Health has now published Positive and Proactive Care: Reducing the need for Restrictive Interventions. As part of the programme of actions set out in Transforming Care: a national response to Winterbourne View Hospital a multi-...

Safeguarding Children and Young people: Roles and Competences for...

07 Apr 2014

All health staff must have the competences to recognise child maltreatment and to take effective action as appropriate to their role. They must also clearly understand their responsibilities, and should be supported by their employing organisation to fulfil their duties. Chief...

Review of Standardised Tobacco Packaging

04 Apr 2014

The Government has announced that it is minded to introduce regulations to provide for standardised packaging of tobacco products, subject to a short consultation.  The announcement follows Sir Cyril Chantler presenting the report of his independent review into whether or not...

Age Proofing the UK: Realising the Potential of an Ageing Society

04 Apr 2014

The Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP is currently chairing a Liberal Democrat working group looking at the issues of an ageing society, demographic change and how the Government and wider society should respond to these challenges looking forward to the next election and beyond. The group...

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