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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...

NHS England Research and Development Strategy

29 Jan 2014

NHS England seeks views on their draft Research and Development Strategy. Please click here to view the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) response to this consultation.

Proposed withdrawal of SNOMED CT National Care Planning content

09 Jan 2014

SNOMED CT is a useful terminology to support care planning, but it is only really of value where there is a standardised framework for care planning and with the appropriate professional leadership and ownership to develop and accept some standardisation of a model structure and...

NICE Intravenous Fluid Therapy in Adults in Hospital

06 Jan 2014

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence are seeking views on the NICE quality standard on intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital. Please click here for the College response.