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Training and examining of future medical workforce

05 Apr 2012

Further to the very supportive letter from all four CMOs on recognition for wider NHS responsibilities early last month, the Scottish CMO, Sir Harry Burns, has distributed a letter of support for trainers and examiners in particular. He highlights the consultant contribution...

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges survey on Less Than Full Time...

28 Mar 2012

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Flexible Careers Committee, which comprises representatives from Academy member organisations, seeks to promote a good work life balance for all doctors and specifically to support flexible training and less than full time training. As part...

Health and Social Care Bill e-Survey Results

23 Mar 2012

The College conducted an e-survey using the 13,800 e-mail addresses that it holds for its 15,700 Fellows, Members and Trainees. The survey ran for a week and 2,452 responses (18%) were received, including abstentions. The College is grateful to all those who responded. The...

Help test assessment tools

19 Mar 2012

There have been assessment procedures for investigating poorly performing doctors for the last 14 years. The Academic Centre for Medical Education at UCL is working with the GMC to currently review Fitness to Practice procedures and update the assessments used. To do this, we...

Health and Social Care Bill

14 Mar 2012

Council was asked to consider a motion for the College to publicly call for the withdrawal of the Health Bill. This had been submitted by two Fellows. The motion generated much debate today (13 March 2012). In particular, the Patient Liaison Group urged Council to remain engaged...

Notes from Number 10 meeting, 20 February 2012

22 Feb 2012

Following the approval of Council I attended the meeting at Number 10 yesterday in order to ensure that this College’s concerns regarding the NHS Health and Social Care Bill continue to be heard at the highest levels. Mr Cameron and Mr Lansley were adamant that they were not...

MEE/ATDG Trainee Doctors National Essay Competition

09 Feb 2012

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors' Group (ATDG) in conjunction with Medical Education England have announced the winner of their inaugural national essay competition - "How can the quality of medical training be improved while supporting high quality patient...

London Olympics 2012: book travel and accommodation for College...

07 Feb 2012

The Olympics are already having an effect on availability and pricing of accommodation in London between May and August 2012. We would advise anyone planning to attend College events, meetings or other business at the RCoA during this period to make the necessary arrangements...

Doctors undertaking wider NHS work

02 Feb 2012

We would like to draw your attention to  the  following letter from the CMOs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the NHS Medical Director and the GMC Chairman. The letter is to all NHS employers concerning doctors undertaking wider NHS work. CMOs letter to NHS...

GMC guidance on leadership and management for doctors

31 Jan 2012

The GMC has published guidance on the wider management and leadership responsibilities of all doctors in the workplace. The guidance is aimed at helping doctors understand their responsibilities in relation to employment issues; teaching and training; acting on concerns;...

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