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RCoA response to new NHS performance statistics

11 Aug 2017

In response to the latest performance statistics released by NHS England, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “These figures show that the NHS is in a fragile place right now and needs to be handled with care. “Patient outcomes will be...

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Response to GIRFT General Surgery report

04 Aug 2017

In response to the release of the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) General Surgery Report, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) said: “The RCoA fully supports the ambitions for a more efficient and more effective NHS which underpins the...

Revised guidance on Returning to Practice

03 Aug 2017

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has recently published updated guidance on returning to practice. This can be seen here. This guidance is aimed at doctors who have been absent for three months or more and includes checklists for use pre (where possible) and post...

Taking revalidation forward – improving the process of relicensing...

03 Aug 2017

In March 2016 the GMC commissioned Sir Keith Pearson to lead a review of the operation and impact of revalidation since its launch in December 2012. The Pearson Review: “Taking Revalidation Forward – Improving the process of relicensing for doctors” was published in January 2017...

Response to recent news reports regarding fentanyl

02 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) are concerned with misinformation included in recent news reports regarding the drug fentanyl. The recreational use of fentanyl, often mixed with other illicit drugs, is a serious concern and we...

Response to recent news reports regarding fentanyl

02 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) are concerned with misinformation included in recent news reports regarding the drug fentanyl. The recreational use of fentanyl, often mixed with other illicit drugs, is a serious concern and we...

RCoA/NIHR Research Awards 2017

02 Aug 2017

The RCoA is pleased to announce three joint awards in conjunction with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). The awards are designed to recognise NHS clinicians (consultants and trainees) who are making outstanding contributions to...

RCoA transparency data: the cost of training

01 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) ensure that trainees, members and fellows are provided with an appropriate breakdown of costs of supporting trainees and in the provision of the examinations...

RCoA response to the CQC’s proposed changes to its regulation...

25 Jul 2017

The RCoA has responded to the second consultation of the CQC’s proposed changes to its regulation framework. A summary of the key points of our response is provided below and the full response can be viewed here. It is not clear how proposals to test the regulation of a whole...

GIRFT project leads announced

24 Jul 2017

RCoA Perioperative Medicine Leads Dr Chris Snowden and Dr Mike Swart have been announced as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Clinical Leads for Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. GIRFT is a clinician-led programme aimed at improving patient care by reducing...

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