Endorsed guidance

The College is often asked to endorse or support guidance developed by other organisations. We have set criteria that must be fulfilled in order for the College to endorse or support a guidance document, the details of which are contained in our endorsement policy. The College has greater involvement in the development of endorsed guidance, including being represented on the working group that develops the guidance.

Below is a list of the guidance documents currently endorsed by the College:

Publishing Organisation Title of Guideline Date of endorsement
Association of Anaesthetists Anaesthesia Team Guideline 2018
Association of Anaesthetists Safe provision of anaesthetic services in
magnetic resonance units' guidelines
2018
Association of Anaesthetists Concise practice guidance on the prevention &
 management of accidental awareness during GA (NAP5)
2018
Association of Anaesthetists Controlled drugs in peri-operative care 2018 2018
Association of Anaesthetists Quick Reference Handbook 2018
Association of Anaesthetists Anaesthesia and peri-operative care for
Jehovah’s Witnesses and patients who refuse blood
2018
Association of Anaesthetists Cell salvage for peri‐operative blood conservation 2018 2018
Association of Anaesthetists Safe transfer of the brain-injured patient: trauma and stroke 2018
Asscoiation of Anaesthetists Peri-operative care for people with dementia 2019

Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (et al)

Joint professional guidance on the use of general anaesthesia in young children

2019
British Society of Gasteroenterology Deep sedation and anaesthesia in complex
gastrointestinal endoscopy - joint position statement
2018
British Thoracic Society/Intensive Care Society Guideline for the Ventilatory Management of Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Adults 2017
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine/Intensive Care Society Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services 2019
Professional Records Standards Body Standards 2019
Royal College of Nursing (et al) Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff 2019
Royal College of Nursing (et al) Adult and Older People Safeguarding Competencies Framework consultation 2018
Royal College of Ophthalmologists/BOAS Patient safety alert – gas in the vitrectomised
eye
2018
Royal College of Paediatrics and child health Facing the Future: Standards for Children in Emergency Care Settings 2018
Royal College of Surgeons Higher Risk General Surgery 2018
Royal Pharmaceutical Society Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines 

2018

Supported Guidance

Below is a list of the guidance documents currently supported by the College:

Publishing Organisation Title of Guideline Date of support
British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy Non-obstetric laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy 2018
Independent Healthcare Providers Network Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework 2019
The Improvement Academy and Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group Second Victim Support 2019

 

Please consult our endorsement policy before requesting endorsement or support from the RCoA.