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Final report of the AoMRC Shape of Training mapping exercise

17 Dec 2015

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published a summary report of the mapping exercise on Shape of Training undertaken by Colleges and Faculties. The Academy had asked Colleges to undertake this exercise in June 2015, and the RCoA responded after collaborating with...

CQC - Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2014/15

17 Dec 2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently published its sixth annual report into the use of the Mental Health Act, which highlights that greater attention needs to be given to supporting people who are subject to the Act. This includes how they are involved in their care,...

Quality Improvement Survey

11 Dec 2015

Dr Erin Innes, the RCoA/KSS Education Fellow, has a specific remit to improve training and resources in Quality Improvement (QI) methodology for trainers and trainees in anaesthesia. There is a current RCoA strategy to improve access to resources in QI training and aid delivery...

Standards for Non-Specialist Emergency Surgical Care of Children

10 Dec 2015

This guidance, produced by the Children’s Surgical Forum (CSF) – which is comprised of surgeons, anaesthetists, other medical specialists and lay representatives – combines a large number of standards and guidelines provided by key stakeholders involved in surgical care of...

Sixth Annual POPs Education Event, March 2016

08 Dec 2015

POPs (Preoperative Assessment and Optimisation of the Older Surgical Patients) 9-10 March 2016, Wellcome Collection, London The British Geriatric Society will be running the sixth annual POPs education event in March 2016. Structured over two days, attendees can come to hear...

Election to Council Results 2016

04 Dec 2015

Voting for election to Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists closed on Thursday, 3 December at 5:00pm. The College can confirm the following candidates have been elected: Consultant vacancies GROCOTT, Michael BOGOD, David RAMACHANDRAN, Krishna DONALD, Fiona O’...

Joint Position Statement on Emergency Airway Management

01 Dec 2015

Building on the report of the 4th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society on major airway complications (2011), which made several recommendations, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Royal College of...

NCEPOD’s ‘Just Say Sepsis’ report published today

24 Nov 2015

The College commends NCEPOD’s detailed and important study, Just Say Sepsis, a review of the process of care received by patients with the condition. The study to ‘identify and explore the avoidable and remediable factors in the process of care for patients with known or...

Improving the Lives of People with Chronic Pain

20 Nov 2015

On 18 November 2015 the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition came together with experts from the health sector to launch a booklet for Parliamentarians with key chronic pain facts, and bring other insights from its Affiliates. The Faculty also launched its Right Patient Right...

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...

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