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Seasonal flu vaccination 2014/2015

15 Sep 2014

Please note information received from the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, concerning influenza vaccine uptake among members of the RCoA.

CPD and reflection ‘on the go’

15 Sep 2014

The College CPD Online Diary, a ‘one stop’ solution to support consultant and career grade doctors in planning and recording their educational and professional development activities, has today been enhanced with the launch of a web app version. Fully compatible with iPads and...

Patient information leaflet series 2014

12 Sep 2014

A series of guides to help patients prepare for an anaesthetic developed jointly by the College and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) have now been updated. They give general guidance and discuss specific aspects of care. The College is grateful...

Freedom to Speak Up Review

12 Sep 2014

The College welcomes and has responded to the ‘Freedom to speak up’ Review by Sir Robert Francis. In our response we have indicated that, based on recent reports from Deaneries and GMC (Training), it would appear that the ‘speaking up’ issue is improving - very slowly, but...

The 5th National Audit Project (NAP5) - Accidental Awareness During...

10 Sep 2014

Accidental awareness is one of the most feared complications of general anaesthesia for both patients and anaesthetists. Patients spontaneously report this failure of general anaesthesia in approximately 1 in every 19,000 cases, according to the NAP5 report published today....

NICE Public Consultation – Quality Standards Process Guide

08 Sep 2014

In our response the College has asked NICE specifically to consider extending the response periods for its consultations. These tight deadlines (typically four weeks or less) make it impossible to obtain the appropriate expertise from busy clinicians and to meaningfully engage...

College response to the Dalton Review 2014 - New options for...

01 Sep 2014

Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive of the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, has been tasked by Jeremy Hunt to conduct an independent review into new options for providers of NHS care. In particular the Review is looking at: the options available to providers of NHS care;...

Patient Safety Update published

01 Sep 2014

The latest Patient Safety Update is now available to download. The update includes: Making use of cognitive aids and standard operating procedures in anaesthesia Residual anaesthetic drugs in cannulae and intravenous lines Airway fires Hip fracture surgery, cardiovascular...

Election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Scotland Results 2014

13 Aug 2014

SAS Vacancy There was one vacancy available and the following nomination was returned unopposed: Dr Derek McLaughlan, University Hospital, Ayr The current membership of the Board can be found by clicking here. Contact: Ms Gail Samuel Personal Assistant to Chief Executive 020...

NCEPOD Lower Limb Amputation Report Launch

13 Aug 2014

On 14 November 2014, NCEPOD will launch their report on a review of the care of patients who underwent major lower limb amputation.  Further information is available via their website here.  

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