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Non-Luer Spinal (Intrathecal) Devices For Chemotherapy and Lumbar...

10 Dec 2013

NHS England seeks views on the draft patient safety alert for Non-Luer Spinal (Intrathecal) Devices for Chemotherapy and Lumbar Puncture. Please click here to view the Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) response to this consultation.

Ensuring that all licensed doctors have the necessary knowledge of...

10 Dec 2013

The GMC are consulting on proposals to further strengthen the safeguards that are already in place to ensure that all licensed doctors have the necessary knowledge of English to practise safely in the UK. Please click here to view the College response to this consultation.  

Trainee opportunity - Pre-operative tests guideline

09 Dec 2013

The National Clinical Guideline Centre (NCGC) has been commissioned by NICE to develop a national clinical guideline on pre-operative tests. On every guideline commission, the NCGC seeks to recruit a trainee with an interest in the clinical topic to act as a co-opted member of...

Language Controls for Doctors - Proposed Changes to the Medical Act...

02 Dec 2013

This consultation seeks views on proposals to change the Medical Act 1983 to give the General Medical Council (GMC) more power to take action where concerns arise about a doctor’s English language capability. The proposals are designed to complement and strengthen the existing...

Quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation practice and...

29 Nov 2013

New quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation practice and training have been published by the Resuscitation Council (UK). You can view the standards here.

FPM Educational Events Survey

27 Nov 2013

The Faculty of Pain Medicine constantly strives to improve its events; to hold stimulating and useful days which meet your educational needs whilst also providing value for money. We have created a short survey to find out your views on our events and would really appreciate you...

Guidance for the administration of codeine and alternative opioid...

26 Nov 2013

In response to the Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) statement published in June 2013, the College has collaborated with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland in...

The implementation of the Working Time Directive and its impact on...

22 Nov 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the opportunity to respond to the call for evidence regarding the implementation of the Working Time Regulations (WTR) and its impact on the NHS. In a response to a...

Delays in prompt recognition and treatment of patients with brain...

22 Nov 2013

There are serious concerns that delays in the pathway of care for patients with a subarachnoid (brain) haemorrhage, resulting from the rupture of a cerebral aneurysm (aSAH), are affecting the quality of patient care, despite major improvements in the treatment of aSAH, the...

Seven Day Consultant Present Care

18 Nov 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. Please note that this response includes the comments of both lay and clinical members of College Council. In addition we also enclose comments from the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland....

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