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Election to Council of the College 2015

30 Apr 2014

2 September 2014 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm RCoA, London If you are interested in standing for election to Council for 2015 and would like to attend the education session, please contact Gail Samuel. Details of the Council election vacancies will be available on the website from...

GMC timetable for introducing new language requirements

29 Apr 2014

The GMC plans to make sure all doctors have the necessary knowledge of English to practise safely in the UK. This follows the consultation that the GMC held in 2013. The new requirements will come into effect in three stages: On Tuesday 29 April, a new category of fitness to...

Enhanced recovery care pathway

28 Apr 2014

A better journey for patients seven days a week and a better deal for the NHS This publication sets out the national levels of ambition for 2014/2015, to spread and sustain enhanced recovery care pathways beyond elective surgery to maternity care and medical pathways.  It...

FFPMRCA Examinership and Question Writer Vacancies

25 Apr 2014

The Faculty of Pain Medicine invites applications for three vacancies for the position of examination question writer and two vacancies on the FPM Board of Examiners. Those recruited as FFPMRCA Examiners will have an active involvement in examining in the FPMRCA SOE and OSCE...

RCoA Curriculum Review - share your views

17 Apr 2014

As President I request your support for a detailed piece of work concerning the Curriculum.  Aidan Devlin is a Clinical Fellow working for the College.  He has been asked to critically assess the CCT in Anaesthetics Curriculum and provide recommendations for improvements.  Set...

NICE publishes guidance on infection prevention and control

17 Apr 2014

NICE have published guidance on the prevention and control of infection for people receiving healthcare in primary, community and secondary care settings. Settings include hospitals, general practices, dental clinics, health centres, care homes, the person’s own home, schools...

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...

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