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RCoA response to GMC on attainment in medical education and training

21 Jul 2016

In response to the annual data and new research published today by the General Medical Council on doctors’ progression through medical education and training, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “The College’s anaesthetic training...

2010 Anaesthetics CCT Curriculum update

11 Jul 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has confirmed approval for the next iteration of the 2010 Anaesthetics CCT Curriculum. This will take effect from Wednesday, 3 August 2016. Version 1.7 of the 2010 curriculum is now available online here and reflects the changes outlined in the...

Acute Pain Trainee Survey

14 Jun 2016

The RCoA and Faculty of Pain Medicine would like to hear from you as anaesthetic and pain medicine trainees about your experience of, and plans for training in pain medicine (acute or chronic), even if you have no specific interest in this area. This information will be helpful...

NIAA Vacancy: Academic Training Co-ordinator

06 Apr 2016

Applications are invited for the position of Academic Training Coordinator for the NIAA. This is a three-year fixed term appointment to promote and develop training in research for trainees in anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain (APOMP). The post holder will oversee the...

Launch of Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) website

08 Jan 2016

The ICACCST are pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved ACCS website, which we hope will become the go-to resource for ACCS Trainers and Trainees. The site can be accessed by the following link: www.rcoa.ac.uk/accs.  

New and improved RCoA assessor e-learning training tool

07 Jan 2016

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved RCoA assessor e-learning training tool, which is designed for selectors directly involved in the Anaesthesia/ACCS selection process. Additional videos have now been added to expand upon the existing content of the...

Joint statement on industrial action by junior doctors

06 Jan 2016

The AAGBI, RCoA and FICM acknowledge the recent developments concerning the impending industrial action by junior doctors in England. While we continue to urge a return to negotiations facilitated by independent conciliation and arbitration as emphasised in the recent Academy...

Final report of the AoMRC Shape of Training mapping exercise

17 Dec 2015

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published a summary report of the mapping exercise on Shape of Training undertaken by Colleges and Faculties. The Academy had asked Colleges to undertake this exercise in June 2015, and the RCoA responded after collaborating with...

Quality Improvement Survey

11 Dec 2015

Dr Erin Innes, the RCoA/KSS Education Fellow, has a specific remit to improve training and resources in Quality Improvement (QI) methodology for trainers and trainees in anaesthesia. There is a current RCoA strategy to improve access to resources in QI training and aid delivery...

Shape of Training

05 Nov 2015

In June 2015 the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges asked Colleges to undertake a mapping exercise of their specialty curricula to the principles outlined in the Shape of Training review.  Colleges were requested to consider a number of aspects in their responses such as: future...


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