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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...

New Assessment Guidance 2015

16 Jul 2015

Following on from feedback received from both trainees and trainers regarding WPBAs, the Workplace Based Assessment Working Party has produced a new assessment guidance document. This guidance can also be found via the Workplace Based Assessments page together with a flyer which...

Policy on distribution of surveys

15 Jul 2015

There has been a considerable amount of requests received by the College to forward surveys to College representatives, mainly Regional Advisers and College Tutors. The College values highly the commitment of its representatives and their hard work and considers it unfair to...

Changes to Assessments for Specialty Trainees - August 2015

25 Jun 2015

The RCoA has produced new assessment guidance that will be available on the website in the coming weeks. The flyer below has been produced to summarise the aims of the assessment guidance, as well as to identify what will change and what will remain the same.

Mercy Ships and RCoA Anaesthetic Fellowship

06 May 2015

This collaboration is a unique opportunity for an anaesthetic trainee to spend three months with Mercy Ships experiencing many aspects of Developing World Anaesthesia. The Fellowship runs for three months, commencing February 2016 and the closing date is 29 June 2015. Please see...

RCoA response to CfWI Report

02 Mar 2015

In-depth review of the anaesthetics and intensive care workforce The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the final report of the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) considering an In-depth review of the anaesthetics and intensive care medicine workforce. We strongly...

UK Shape of Training Steering Group

24 Feb 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists acknowledges the recent statement from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group on the development activity exploring how medical training might be adapted to meet future patient and healthcare service needs. We agree that any proposed changes...

Joint RCoA Trainee Committee and GAT Statement on Shape of Training

08 Dec 2014

The RCoA Trainee Committee and AAGBI’s Group of Anaesthetists in Training (GAT) have been following the progress of implementation work after publication of the Shape of Training report. Please click here to read their Statement.

GMC statement on sub-specialty training programmes in the UK

10 Nov 2014

The GMC have published a position statement on Improving the National Consistency and Approval of Sub-Specialty Training Programmes in the UK. The GMC is entering the implementation phase of the project and will be working from now until July 2015 to deliver the recommendations...


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