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Opening of the Final FRCA examinations to all doctors

30 Mar 2012

Opening of the Final FRCA examinations to all doctors practising anaesthesia in the NHS from September 2012 With effect from September 2012 the Final FRCA examination components will be open to any doctor practising anaesthesia in the NHS (subject to certain eligibility criteria...

Patient information: Call for help

29 Mar 2012

We need anaesthetists to help us renew and update the College patient information resource. In 2012 we will be updating the Risk information leaflets, and soon after we will also be reviewing the original patient information leaflet series. If you have an interest in consulting...

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...

e-SAFE Safer Anaesthesia from Education

23 Mar 2012

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland and e-LfH have developed e-SAFE, an e-learning DVD to support education in anaesthesia throughout the developing world. This DVD contains over 100 interactive e-learning sessions and an...

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...

Physicians' Assistant (Anaesthesia) Review 2011

20 Mar 2012

A review published by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

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...

GMC Consultation on Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (...

07 Mar 2012

The following is the College's response to this consultation. What the review doesn't cover The review will only consider the issues listed in the broad themes that you can read in the Knowledge Bank. The review will not cover the English language proficiency of international...

Patient Safety Update

06 Mar 2012

The latest Patient Safety Update is now available to download. The SALG Patient Safety Updates contain important learning from incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS). The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists...

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