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Next iteration of the 2010 Anaesthetics CCT Curriculum

07 Jul 2014

The GMC has confirmed approval for the next iteration of the 2010 Anaesthetics CCT Curriculum. This takes effect from 3 July 2014. Version 1.6 of the 2010 curriculum is now available on the website. The following changes are included: Complete revision of Annex F (ICM) to...

Global Tracheostomy Collaborative UK Launch Today

07 Jul 2014

The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC) has its UK launch today, at the Royal College of Surgeons.  The GTC are a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, allied health practitioners and patients/caregivers from around the world working together to disseminate best...

Patient Blood Management Recommendations

01 Jul 2014

Patient Blood Management is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to optimising the care of patients who might need blood transfusion. Patient Blood Management puts the patient at the heart of decisions made about blood transfusion to ensure they receive the best...

Consultation: Developing NICE guidelines - the manual

27 Jun 2014

The following is the College's response to this consultation. The College response focuses on the importance of involving lay members in the development of NICE guidance, not just to offer a patient perspective, but to stimulate discussion and identify gaps in content, which may...

Medical Women’s Federation - Junior Doctor Prize 2014 - Now Open!

27 Jun 2014

Junior Doctors are invited to submit an entry for the MWF Junior Doctor Prize on the topic: 'The Gadget that will change my medical life'.   The winning entry will receive a prize of £200 and will be invited to feature at the MWF’s Autumn Meeting in London.  Closing date for...

Change in direction from the manufacturer of Depo-Medrol/Medrone (...

26 Jun 2014

Please see updated information from Pfizer on the contraindications for Methylprednisolone acetate (page 7 and 10). 

HEE Workforce Planning 2014/2015 - Call for Evidence

25 Jun 2014

Please click here to view the RCoA and AAGBI response on behalf of the specialty to HEE Call for Evidence (CfE) Workforce Planning 2015. The GAT/RCoA Trainee Survey Report is included here as part of supporting evidence. Further information from HEE is available here.  

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...

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