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Care Quality Commission Strategy 2016 to 2021 Consultation

18 Mar 2016

RCoA response to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) consultation: Shaping the Future – CQC’s strategy 2016 to 2021 The broad aims of this strategy are supportable but the RCoA has concerns about the increasing emphasis on the cost of inspection rather than its accuracy and...

Building capacity to care and capability to treat

18 Mar 2016

RCoA response to NHS Health Education England Consultation: Building capacity to care and capability to treat – a new team member for health and social care Health Education England (HEE) is proposing a new, enhanced care assistant role to support the nursing workforce. HEE...

Law Commission - Consultation on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of...

06 Nov 2015

Although many of the outlined proposals are sound, and there is agreement that the current system of DOLs is often unworkable in some healthcare settings, the RCoA questions whether the current legal arrangements around DOLs need to be completely replaced with the proposed ‘...

Department of Health - Independent Patient Safety Investigation...

06 Nov 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the introduction of IPSIS; however in our response we have expressed concern that both the Expert Advisory Group and the IPSIS investigation teams will not have adequate representation from clinicians; we strongly believe that...

RCoA response to the ‘Freedom to Speak Up’ review

18 Jun 2015

The RCoA has responded to the consultation on the implementation of the recommendations in the ‘Freedom to Speak Up’ review by Sir Robert Francis. Whilst there is general support of the principles outlined in the recommendations, the College emphasise the absolute need for...

Lay and Patient Involvement in Curricula Development and Assessment...

27 May 2015

The Lay Committee of the The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have responded, on behalf of the College and Faculties of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and Pain Medicine (FPM), to the GMC consultation on ensuring Lay and Patient Involvement in Curricula Development and...

ACCEA Triennial Review - call for evidence

27 Mar 2015

In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. In this new system,...

CQC Strategy and Business Plan 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

24 Mar 2015

Members of the RCoA Lay Committee have commented on the Care Quality Commission Business Plan 2015–2016 and 2016–2017. Further information on the CQC strategy and business plan can be found here.

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...

Integrated care licence condition: draft guidance for providers of...

16 Feb 2015

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by Monitor on Integrated care licence condition: draft guidance for providers of NHS-funded services. Overall respondents welcome the guidance and support the concept of integrated care, as this aligns with...

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