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President's Statement on NCEPOD Report

13 Jun 2014

The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes NCEPOD’s important study, On the Right Trach? – A review of care received by patients who underwent a tracheostomy.  President of the College JP van Besouw said:  ‘This is an area of clinical concern which directly impacts...

Guidance for Taking Responsibility: Accountable Clinicians and...

13 Jun 2014

New guidance from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (today) will, for the first time, make doctors responsible for the whole of a patient’s care during their stay in hospital. The so-called ‘name over the bed’ initiative will make it clear to patients, their carers, nurses...

BJA MRC Jointly funded clinical research training fellowships

11 Jun 2014

The British Journal of Anaesthesia is delighted to invite applications for up to four BJA MRC Jointly funded clinical research training fellowships. These prestigious awards are available to clinically active anaesthetists.  The programme supports clinicians to undertake a...

Online Exam Application and Payment

10 Jun 2014

Applying for exams online – are you ready? As you will be aware, the College has been working on an online system for exam applications.  The new system will replace the paper based forms and allow users to pay for exams online, saving applicants time and money.  The new...

NCEPOD Annual Call for Topics

09 Jun 2014

NCEPOD is pleased to announce that the 2014 call for study proposals is now open. We are inviting individuals and/or organisations to submit study proposals to be considered for forthcoming enquiries starting in 2015. Proposals should be relevant to the current clinical...

High-intensity Specialist Led Acute Care (HiSLAC project)

09 Jun 2014

Arising out of the work on ‘seven day services consultant present care’ led by Prof Norman Williams, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has supported a High-intensity Specialist Led Acute Care (HiSLAC project), led by Professor...

Response to BMJ article on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

06 Jun 2014

The FPM together with CRPS Guideline Group, British Pain Society, Chronic Pain Policy Coalition and Royal College of General Practitioners Chronic Pain Lead have produced a response to Dr Chris Bass’s personal view article in the BMJ ‘Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Medicalises...

CQC consultation on how they regulate, inspect and rate services

03 Jun 2014

CQC are changing the way they regulate, inspect and rate health and care services. View the College's response to this consultation here For further information visit the CQC website  

FICM welcomed as new member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

03 Jun 2014

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) becomes the newest member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on 1 June 2014. The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, which was established in 2011, is the professional body responsible for the training, assessment, practice and...

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...

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