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Junior doctors - the RCoA supports the AoMRC position

19 Nov 2015

The RCoA and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) today joins other medical royal colleges in a collaborative statement supporting junior doctors and a return to negotiation. The Academy is urging both sides in the current dispute around junior doctors’ contracts to...

The Antibiotic Guardian Campaign

18 Nov 2015

The campaign, in association with European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the World Health Organisation’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, is aimed at improving knowledge and behaviour regarding antibiotic prescribing. The campaign urges everyone in the UK, the public and medical...

John Snow Intercalated BSc Awards 2016

17 Nov 2015

The NIAA is delighted to announce details of the John Snow intercalated BSc awards available in 2016. Designed to encourage medical student interest in anaesthesia and its related disciplines, these awards go to the student and not the supervisor/institution and are meant to...

FPM Parliamentary meeting

17 Nov 2015

The Faculty of Pain Medicine ‘Right Patient Right Professional Right Time initiative’ will be launched at a Parliamentary meeting on Wednesday 18 November. At the Parliamentary meeting, the FPM will be proudly launching Core Standards for Pain Management Services in the UK....

Anaesthesia Explained 2015

14 Nov 2015

The updated patient information leaflet Anaesthesia Explained is now available to view and download. This leaflet is for adults who are expecting to have an anaesthetic.  It offers some information about anaesthesia and suggests how and where you can find out more. The College...

NAP5 Accidental Awareness wins overall prize at Irish Healthcare...

11 Nov 2015

We are delighted to announce that the 5th National Audit Project (NAP5) on Accidental Awareness During General Anaesthesia won the overall prize at the Irish Healthcare Awards 2015. NAP5 was awarded first place in the category Best Hospital Project as well as An Duais Mhór, the...

Request for Commissioning Examples

09 Nov 2015

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is looking in to the possibility of producing a document on engaging with commissioners based on reality, rather than concepts, and including personal experiences. The aim of the document would be to share lessons and experiences. To this end, we...

Update on the junior doctor contract

06 Nov 2015

The RCoA acknowledges this week’s publication of the details of the proposed new contract for doctors in training.  As a college we are not part of the contract negotiations but as the largest single secondary care specialty we believe it is essential that the contribution...

Law Commission - Consultation on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of...

06 Nov 2015

Although many of the outlined proposals are sound, and there is agreement that the current system of DOLs is often unworkable in some healthcare settings, the RCoA questions whether the current legal arrangements around DOLs need to be completely replaced with the proposed ‘...

Department of Health - Independent Patient Safety Investigation...

06 Nov 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the introduction of IPSIS; however in our response we have expressed concern that both the Expert Advisory Group and the IPSIS investigation teams will not have adequate representation from clinicians; we strongly believe that...

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