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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...

NIAA Vacancy: Director, UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials...

11 Feb 2015

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) wishes to appoint a Director to lead the development of a national Clinical Trials Group (CTG) for perioperative medicine, capable of supporting world-class multi-centre trials from idea to publication and dissemination. The...

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...

Career and Personal Difficulties

10 Feb 2015

The College has updated information that supports the professional and personal wellbeing of doctors.  See a full list of organisations that offer support and advice for doctors experiencing difficulties.

NHS England Patient Safety Alert: thickening powder

09 Feb 2015

NHS England have issued an alert warning of the risk of death from asphyxiation by accidental ingestion of fluid/food thickening powder. The thickening powder is added to foods and liquids to bring them to the right consistency/texture so they can be safely swallowed to provide...

Have your say on the future of anaesthetic and perioperative care!

04 Feb 2015

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) and the James Lind Alliance (JLA) are conducting a research priority setting exercise in Anaesthesia and Perioperative care. Last year, we conducted an initial survey to gather research suggestions from patients, carers,...

Annual Report 2013-2014

03 Feb 2015

The College's Annual Report and Accounts for 2013–2014 is now available to download via the link below.  If you require a hard copy, please contact mkelly@rcoa.ac.uk.  Thank you. AGM 2015 Please click here to download the AGM Agenda and Minutes.

FMLM Conference 2015

03 Feb 2015

The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management is holding its National Conference and Education Day 2015 – Leadership for the future – at Manchester Central, 23 – 25 February. It will focus on the potential which great medical leadership can bring to the healthcare systems,...

British Social Attitudes 2014

30 Jan 2015

This morning The King's Fund has published the headline findings on NHS satisfaction from the British Social Attitudes survey 2014, at www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/articles/british-social-attitudes-2014. The survey has asked the public about their views on the NHS and...

Survey on Intraoperative Behaviours

27 Jan 2015

RCoA members are invited to participate in this research study on intraoperative behaviours at www.fluidsurveys.com/s/ibs/ by the University of Manitoba.  For more information click here

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