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CQC consultation on how they regulate, inspect and rate services

03 Jun 2014

CQC are changing the way they regulate, inspect and rate health and care services. View the College's response to this consultation here For further information visit the CQC website  

Positive and Proactive Care: Reducing Restrictive Interventions

08 Apr 2014

Following the consultation below, the Department of Health has now published Positive and Proactive Care: Reducing the need for Restrictive Interventions. As part of the programme of actions set out in Transforming Care: a national response to Winterbourne View Hospital a multi-...

Review of Standardised Tobacco Packaging

04 Apr 2014

The Government has announced that it is minded to introduce regulations to provide for standardised packaging of tobacco products, subject to a short consultation.  The announcement follows Sir Cyril Chantler presenting the report of his independent review into whether or not...

Age Proofing the UK: Realising the Potential of an Ageing Society

04 Apr 2014

The Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP is currently chairing a Liberal Democrat working group looking at the issues of an ageing society, demographic change and how the Government and wider society should respond to these challenges looking forward to the next election and beyond. The group...

Fundamental standards for health and social care providers

03 Apr 2014

The Department of Health has asked for views on changes to CQC registration requirements, in order to introduce fundamental standards of safety and quality for care. Please click here to view the College's response to this consultation. Further information on the consultation...

Safe Staffing Guidelines - Safe Midwifery Staffing for Maternity...

28 Mar 2014

NICE have been asked by the Department of Health and NHS England to produce guidelines on safe staffing in the NHS, and Maternity Settings is one of a number of topics that NICE is currently undertaking. NICE has been asked to conduct a review of available evidence in maternity...

Preoperative tests (update): scope consultation

25 Mar 2014

NICE have been asked to update a clinical practice guideline on Preoperative tests for use in the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Please click here to view the College's response to this consultation. Further information on the consultation can be found here.  

A vision for an enhanced BNF from NICE

24 Mar 2014

The following is the College's response to this consultation. Members of the Royal College of Anaesthetists are generally in favour of an on line version of BNF and indeed some of our members already use this facility. However our members advise caution in doing away completely...

UKDEC consultation on ethical and legal issues in paediatric organ...

14 Feb 2014

On 7 October 2013 the UKDEC held a workshop at which a presentation was given on paediatric heart transplantation. The resulting discussion suggested that there may be particular difficulties in relation to donation of organs from minors that went beyond the specific issue of...

Waste in the NHS

05 Feb 2014

In response to the Choosing Wisely campaign, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has challenged national organisations representing medical specialists to identify five treatments, tests or procedures commonly used in their field, whose necessity should be questioned and...

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