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Medical Innovation Bill

25 Jun 2014

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have published a briefing on the Medical Innovation Bill which had its second reading in the House of Lords on Friday 20 June.  Download the briefing here »

FPM Patient Information Leaflets

24 Jun 2014

The Faculty of Pain Medicine has produced patient information leaflets on medications commonly used to treat persistent pain. The first five provide basic information on amitriptyline, nortriptyline, pregabalin, gabapentin and duloxetine. They were created with the help of...

National Survey indicates high standards in anaesthesia training

23 Jun 2014

Today’s GMC National Training Survey shines a light on the standards of medical training and education across the UK.   Almost 54,000 doctors across all stages of training rated their levels of satisfaction against a number of aspects of their post that included:  Clinical...

A sustainable future for HEE – Realising our potential

18 Jun 2014

The One HEE Beyond Transition document outline HEE's intention to consolidate their position following their establishment in 2013.  This includes a more structured approach to making the LETBs accountable both in terms of commissioner/provider and administratively.  There is...

Critical illness can shrink muscles

18 Jun 2014

ESA Dräger prize in anaesthesia and intensive care 2014 for Dr  Zudin Puthucheary. Hemel Hempstead - Dr Zudin Puthucheary, Institute of Health and Human Performance at the University College London, was awarded this year's 'ESA Dräger Prize in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care...

College ACCEA Nominations 2014 Round

16 Jun 2014

ACCEA has announced the opening of the 2014 round which will close at 5.00 pm on Thursday, 14 August 2014. Further information about the process for College support is available here.  

e-PAIN Update: New Sessions and eLibrary now online

16 Jun 2014

There are several new sessions now available to access on e-PAIN including sessions on: Acute Pain Neuropathic Pain Pain in Pregnancy Pain in Older People Cancer Pain A full list of modules and sessions can be found here. In addition the e-PAIN eLibrary module contains Pain...

President's Statement on NCEPOD Report

13 Jun 2014

The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes NCEPOD’s important study, On the Right Trach? – A review of care received by patients who underwent a tracheostomy.  President of the College JP van Besouw said:  ‘This is an area of clinical concern which directly impacts...

Guidance for Taking Responsibility: Accountable Clinicians and...

13 Jun 2014

New guidance from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (today) will, for the first time, make doctors responsible for the whole of a patient’s care during their stay in hospital. The so-called ‘name over the bed’ initiative will make it clear to patients, their carers, nurses...

BJA MRC Jointly funded clinical research training fellowships

11 Jun 2014

The British Journal of Anaesthesia is delighted to invite applications for up to four BJA MRC Jointly funded clinical research training fellowships. These prestigious awards are available to clinically active anaesthetists.  The programme supports clinicians to undertake a...


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