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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...

Results from Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) survey 2015...

18 Sep 2015

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) conducted a survey of its safety network to evaluate the effectiveness of communications in four areas that were identified as important patient safety indicators: Wrong side blocks Morbidity and Mortality Toolkit WHO checklist...

Never Events - New Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures

08 Sep 2015

NHS England has just issued new guidance on Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures. These go beyond specific Never Events and encompass the entire patient journey from admission to a procedural area, during performance of the procedure, and through to discharge from the area....

RCoA supports 'Our Declaration: Person-centred care for long-...

07 Sep 2015

The RCoA fully supports the launch of NHS England's Our Declaration: Person-centred care for long-term conditions. The RCoA believes it is vital that patients are fully involved at all stages during decisions about their health and treatments. The College, through its...

NAP5 Accidental Awareness wins BMA Medical Book Award in Anaesthesia

04 Sep 2015

We are delighted to announce that NAP5 Accidental Awareness during General Anaesthesia in the UK and Ireland report won first prize in the Anaesthesia category. Professor Tim Cook, College Advisor on National Audit Projects said: "I'm delighted the NAP5 report has been...

NCEPOD report on Sepsis

25 Aug 2015

The NCEPOD report on Sepsis will be launched at The Royal College of Surgeons of England on November 24th 2015.  For more information and to book a place visit the NCEPOD website.  

Committee positions for NICE guideline on Intrapartum care for high...

19 Aug 2015

The National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health (NCC-WCH), which is hosted by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), has been commissioned by NICE to produce a guideline on Intrapartum care for high risk women. This will sit alongside...

NHS England position statement on expected implementation dates for...

17 Aug 2015

While some Trusts have chosen to purchase proprietary non-Luer connectors without awaiting an International Standard, others are specifically waiting for ISO 80369-6 compliant devices to become available before deploying non-Luer devices. It may be as late as 2017 before all NHS...

Higher risk of death associated with weekend hospitalisation

17 Aug 2015

The Department of Health (England) has published further research on the increased risk of death following weekend admission to hospital. The study found clear evidence of an excess of mortality associated with admission to hospital on weekend days in the National Health Service...

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