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Join the NICE Network: Become a Fellow or Scholar

17 Sep 2014

NICE are seeking applications for their 2015 intake of Fellows and Scholars.  The Fellows and Scholars Programme aims to foster a growing network of health and social care professionals, linked to NICE, to help to improve quality of care and public health practice in their local...

NHS Sustainability Day - 26 March 2015

16 Sep 2014

The NHS Sustainability Day was established in 2012 by Trevor Payne, Director of Estates and Facilities at Barts Health NHS Trust as an annual day in which NHS Trusts can highlight their efforts to embed sustainable development within their working practices. Over the time the...

Consultation on proposed changes to the Code of Practice: Mental...

15 Sep 2014

The Lay Committee members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists have commented on the proposed changes to the Mental Health Act (1983) Code of Practice. The response can be viewed here

Seasonal flu vaccination 2014/2015

15 Sep 2014

Please note information received from the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, concerning influenza vaccine uptake among members of the RCoA.

CPD and reflection ‘on the go’

15 Sep 2014

The College CPD Online Diary, a ‘one stop’ solution to support consultant and career grade doctors in planning and recording their educational and professional development activities, has today been enhanced with the launch of a web app version. Fully compatible with iPads and...

Patient information leaflet series 2014

12 Sep 2014

A series of guides to help patients prepare for an anaesthetic developed jointly by the College and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) have now been updated. They give general guidance and discuss specific aspects of care. The College is grateful...

Freedom to Speak Up Review

12 Sep 2014

The College welcomes and has responded to the ‘Freedom to speak up’ Review by Sir Robert Francis. In our response we have indicated that, based on recent reports from Deaneries and GMC (Training), it would appear that the ‘speaking up’ issue is improving - very slowly, but...

The 5th National Audit Project (NAP5) - Accidental Awareness During...

10 Sep 2014

Accidental awareness is one of the most feared complications of general anaesthesia for both patients and anaesthetists. Patients spontaneously report this failure of general anaesthesia in approximately 1 in every 19,000 cases, according to the NAP5 report published today....

NICE Public Consultation – Quality Standards Process Guide

08 Sep 2014

In our response the College has asked NICE specifically to consider extending the response periods for its consultations. These tight deadlines (typically four weeks or less) make it impossible to obtain the appropriate expertise from busy clinicians and to meaningfully engage...

College response to the Dalton Review 2014 - New options for...

01 Sep 2014

Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive of the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, has been tasked by Jeremy Hunt to conduct an independent review into new options for providers of NHS care. In particular the Review is looking at: the options available to providers of NHS care;...

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