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Anaesthesia for Humanitarian and Austere Environments

23 Oct 2015

New e-Learning module for doctors involved in the delivery of humanitarian aid work in disaster areas and developing countries The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) e-Learning team and faculty of the 'Anaesthesia for Austere Environments/Humanitarian Aid' course have...

2007 Curriculum

16 Oct 2015

A REMINDER With effect from 1 January 2016, the 2007 Curriculum will no longer be approved by the GMC. Any trainees who will not complete training by 31 December 2015 MUST move to the 2010 Curriculum at the earliest opportunity and are strongly advised to contact the Training...

Statement on AoMRC meeting with Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt

30 Sep 2015

“The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Officers met with the Secretary of State on 30 September to discuss the proposals for a new contract for junior doctors. Professor Dame Sue Bailey, the Chair of the Academy, whilst emphasising that the Colleges have no responsibility for...

Trainee support statement

29 Sep 2015

Dear Colleagues, It has been a difficult couple of weeks for doctors in training, in particular those working in the acute specialties. The RCoA, FICM and the AAGBI agree it is crucial that trainees are, and feel, supported. Trainees are essential to the on-going safe delivery...

Royal College leaders express concern on junior doctor contract...

25 Sep 2015

Following the joint RCoA and FICM statement expressing concerns over the proposed trainee contract, the RCoA President, Dr Liam Brennan, and 13 leaders of other Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties wrote to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, warning of the impact of the proposed...

Trainees warn imposition of contract threatens future of UK...

24 Sep 2015

Members of the trainee committees that sit on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors Group (ATDG) have written an open letter to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, to express their concerns with proposals to impose a new employment contract on all doctors...

Joint statement from the RCoA and FICM on the proposed trainee...

21 Sep 2015

Following the publication of the DDRB recommendations for reforming the consultant and trainee contracts in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and the RCoA’s subsequent response, the RCoA Council and FICM Board have been closely monitoring subsequent events. We share our...

New insurance and indemnity regulations

21 Sep 2015

It’s now a statutory requirement for doctors to have appropriate insurance or professional indemnity covering the full scope of their practice when working in the UK.  Good medical practice already places a professional duty on all doctors to have appropriate insurance or...

GMC publish new standards for medical education and training

14 Aug 2015

The RCoA welcomes the publication of new standards for undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training in the UK. The standards, which come into effect on 1 January 2016, are designed to promote excellence in medical education, ensuring that training takes place in...

Overseas exams and eligibility for training and CCT

30 Jul 2015

The GMC has recently published a position statement seeking to clarify the position of examinations within GMC approved curricula, in particular examinations undertaken outside the UK, both in other European countries and outside Europe. This RCoA statement summarises the...

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