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Participate in the NICE Preoperative Tests Survey

26 Feb 2015

NICE is planning to update the 2003 guidance on preoperative testing.  The NICE Guideline Development Group is calling for experts to complete three Delphi Survey rounds in 2015.  Full details below: Do you want the opportunity to influence NICE recommendations? The National...

2015 Challenge: Prescription for the Election

26 Feb 2015

The 2015 Challenge: Our prescription for the election document emphasises the importance of political leadership, alongside health and care leadership, in helping secure change. The 12-page document welcomes progress by politicians and national bodies, such as NHS England, since...

Annual frontline health and social care survey - CQC wants to hear...

25 Feb 2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) Health and Social Care Frontline Professional Survey is aimed specifically at frontline care professionals working in health or social care. The purpose of the survey is to measure the awareness, opinion, and experience that frontline care staff...

UK Shape of Training Steering Group

24 Feb 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists acknowledges the recent statement from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group on the development activity exploring how medical training might be adapted to meet future patient and healthcare service needs. We agree that any proposed changes...

NAP 6 Steering Panel – Consultant Anaesthetist Role

20 Feb 2015

Applications are invited for a Consultant Anaesthetist to join the NAP 6 Steering Panel. Consultant Anaesthetists who are currently engaged in the investigation of suspected perioperative anaphylaxis are eligible to apply. The appointment will be made for the duration of the...

ACCEA announces results of the 2014 round of the Clinical...

19 Feb 2015

ACCEA has announced the results of the 2014 round of the Clinical Excellence Awards for England and Wales.  View the results here »  

e-PAIN Update: New sessions online

19 Feb 2015

There are new sessions available on e-PAIN including those in Pharmacological Treatments, Interventions and Neuropathic Pain. A full list of the new sessions can be found below: Module 03.01: Pharmacological Treatments Paracetamol Opioids: basic principles Commonly used...

Integrated care licence condition: draft guidance for providers of...

16 Feb 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by Monitor on Integrated care licence condition: draft guidance for providers of NHS-funded services. Overall respondents welcome the guidance and support the concept of integrated care, as this aligns with...

Freedom to speak up

13 Feb 2015

The College supports the principles and recommendations of Sir Robert Francis’ Freedom to Speak Up an independent review into creating an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS which will hopefully lead to a change in the way doctors and other healthcare professionals can...

Risk of death in UK and US hospitals cannot be compared

10 Feb 2015

An investigation by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges into the use of Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios (HSMRs) as a means of comparing the quality of US and English hospitals has shown the method to be unreliable, according to a new report released today. Please click...

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