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Protecting whistleblowers seeking jobs in the NHS

15 May 2017

The RCoA and the AAGBI have jointly responded to the consultation by the Department of Health on how to protect former whistleblowers from suffering discrimination in seeking employment in the NHS. The Department of Health proposes to extend the legislation that supports...

Patient Safety Update published

15 May 2017

The Patient Safety Update outlining cases reported from October to December 2016 is now available on the  SALG website for download. Topics highlighted in this patient safety update include: Medication errors At risk airways – planning ahead Pre-op optimisation – dotting and...

RCoA response to GMC consultation on Securing the licence to...

11 May 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by the GMC on Securing the licence to practise: introducing a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA). European doctors wishing to practise in the four nations of the UK are not currently required to meet a common...

Faculty Responds to Research Describing Links Between NSAIDs and...

11 May 2017

The Faculty of Pain Medicine carefully considers all new research and its impact on safe and effective patient care. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used and effective group of painkillers, and their role in short and long-term pain management is...

Trainee Essay Prize

11 May 2017

The Faculty of Pain Medicine will award a prize for the best essay on the subject of:  “The History of Pain Medicine” in celebration of the Faculty’s 10 year anniversary. The topic of the essay may be chosen by trainee, on any aspect of the history of acute or chronic pain...

NCEPOD study: case note reviewers required

10 May 2017

Case note reviewers are required for a new National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) study on the perioperative management of surgical patients with diabetes. The study is a retrospective review of patients admitted to hospital as an elective or...

‘Best Anaesthetic Team’ in the UK named

05 May 2017

The anaesthetic team at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board) was named Anaesthetic Team of the Year in the RCoA-sponsored 2017 BMJ Awards at a ceremony in London last night. The team, led by ODP Paul Harris, Dr Shakeel Moideen and...

Dean of the Faculty Discusses Opioid Painkillers with The Guardian

05 May 2017

Dr Barry Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine discussed prescriptions of opioid painkillers in an article in The Guardian today. You can read the article here. 

RCoA response to DH fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence...

05 May 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetist of Great Britain and Ireland have jointly responded to the consultation from the Department of Health on the issue of Introducing Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims. The...

RCoA & AAGBI launch #KnockItOut

03 May 2017

In support of #HammerItOut, a campaign by the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) to tackle bullying, harassment and undermining, the RCoA Trainee Committee and the AAGBI GAT (Group of Anaesthetists in Training) Committee today jointly launch #KnockItOut. The results...

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