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e-Portfolio surpasses 100,000 workplace based assessments

11 Apr 2013

Following a successful pilot in 2010, the RCoA e-Portfolio system has been up and running since August 2011 and is now used by trainees in all Schools of Anaesthesia across the UK. The level of use across the Schools has steadily increased from the outset and since August 2012,...

Understanding Francis

01 Mar 2013

The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management have published a brief document on the Francis report and its importance to trainees. Click here to view the College's comments on the Report on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation.

Bernard Johnson Adviser (International Programmes) vacancy

28 Feb 2013

The College invites applications from interested anaesthetists for the role of Bernard Johnson Adviser (IP).  The role of the Bernard Johnson Adviser (IP) is to: Lead and direct the development of the College’s International Programme. Advise the Training Committee on policy...

Shape of Training Call for Evidence and Ideas

19 Feb 2013

The Royal College of Anaesthetists’ response is available to read below. The College would like to thank Professor David Greenaway and the Expert Group for the opportunity to respond to this essential review.

Calling all doctors in training...

01 Feb 2013

Trainee doctors are being asked to seize the opportunity to come up with ideas that will make training work better for them. Health Education England's Better Training Better Care programme has £100,000 to fund innovative ideas through its Inspire Improvement! project.  The...

Anaesthetists sought for international emergency care

01 Feb 2013

The BMJ Careers website is advertising an opportunity for anaesthetic doctors to be trained for overseas emergencies. Doctors will need to pre-register with the UK’s International Emergency Trauma Register (UKIETR), which works to coordinate the deployment of volunteers to...

Shape of Training Review

31 Jan 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. Anaesthesia is the largest single hospital specialty in the NHS. The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for the specialty throughout the UK, and it ensures the quality of patient care...

Shape of Training - review questions

31 Jan 2013

The following is the College's response to this consultation. Over the next 30 years, how do you think the way patients are cared for will change? Caring for an increasingly ageing population who have both a heavy burden of chronic disease and complex social care needs with the...

Time limit of CCT/CP application

07 Jan 2013

The GMC have recently confirmed the introduction of a limit on timeframes within which a doctor is able to apply for a CCT/CP. The limit will be 12 months from the doctor's expected end of training date, and will be effective from 31 March 2013. Please see these links for...

Time out of training

21 Dec 2012

The GMC have recently issued a position statement on time out of training. Where a trainee has been absent for a total of more than 14 days within each 12 month period, a review of their CCT date will be triggered. A decision on whether an extension to the CCT date needs to...