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The Antibiotic Guardian Campaign

18 Nov 2014

The campaign, which is being launched in association with European Antibiotic Awareness Day today, is asking everyone in the UK, the public and medical community, to become Antibiotic Guardians by making a pledge that they personally will take to conserve antibiotics and to...

Changes to the GMC sanctions guidance and on the role of apologies...

18 Nov 2014

A public consultation on changes to the General Medical Council (GMC) sanctions guidance and on the role of apologies and warnings The GMC are consulting on changes to what action they take when they believe a doctor may be putting the safety of patients, or public confidence in...

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund - President's Appeal

17 Nov 2014

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) has been at the heart of the medical profession for over 175 years. In the past year the RMBF has helped over 330 beneficiaries, from as young as six months to those well into their nineties. The RMBF relies on voluntary donations -...

Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Election Results 2014

14 Nov 2014

The Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce the results of the Board election held on 31 October 2014.  There were three seats open on the Faculty Board and five candidates stood for election. Candidate Votes Outcome Miller, Barry...

RCoA Statement on NCEPOD review – ‘Lower Limb Amputation – Working...

14 Nov 2014

The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes NCEPOD’s important multidisciplinary report, of lower limb amputation. The report highlights that anaesthetic support for patients undergoing amputation was generally good. However, deficiencies in record keeping were noted in respect...

RCoA Response to Triennial Review of the NHS Litigation Authority

11 Nov 2014

What more could NHS LA do to improve patient safety and the quality of patient care? The RCoA via its Clinical Quality Directorate has engaged directly with the NHSLA to explore collaborating to mitigate risk in anaesthesia by using claims data as a tool to drive training...

GMC statement on sub-specialty training programmes in the UK

10 Nov 2014

The GMC have published a position statement on Improving the National Consistency and Approval of Sub-Specialty Training Programmes in the UK. The GMC is entering the implementation phase of the project and will be working from now until July 2015 to deliver the recommendations...

Protecting resources, promoting value: a doctor’s guide to cutting...

06 Nov 2014

This report has been written by Daniel Maughan from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and James Ansell, a surgical trainee from the Wales Deanery under the auspices of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. It is divided into five sections that cover doctors as leaders, the...

HQIP Quality Improvement Awards 2014 - NELA scoops national award!

05 Nov 2014

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia picked up a national award for National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) under the category of 'Partnership Working with Professional Stakeholders' at the HQIP Quality Improvement Awards...

Consultation on proposals to reschedule ketamine under the Misuse...

04 Nov 2014

After consulting with members, the RCoA has expressed support for the Home Office recommendation to reschedule ketamine to Full Schedule 2 status under the 2001 Regulations as recommended by the ACMD (Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs). RCoA members generally agree that...

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