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New standards set for emergency care of children and young people

03 May 2012

From mental health, substance and alcohol abuse to major incidents involving serious injury or death, thousands of children and young people pass through the NHS each day needing emergency care.  Now, a new series of standards set out minimum requirements for how children in...

New organ donation awareness initiative with Facebook

02 May 2012

Facebook has joined the drive for more organ donors by developing an initiative allowing users to state their intention to become an organ donor and share that choice with others via their profile timeline. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), the UK Organ Donation organisation is ...

New College Website

30 Apr 2012

The College is delighted to announce our new website has gone live. The project to build the new website was started in Autumn 2010. An initial survey of Fellows was undertaken, in order to identify the specific needs and requirements of users. Many thought that the site was...

Guidelines for patients undergoing surgery as part of an Enhanced...

27 Apr 2012

Patient guidelines ‘timely provision of good quality information is essential to enhanced recovery’1 There is limited provision of generic information for patients undergoing surgery as part of an ERP. Enhanced Recovery Partnership Programme (NHS) states: The patient will have...

RCoA Webcasting

27 Apr 2012

Launch of fresh material on the College’s new webcasting platform:  presentations from two highly popular events; the Current Concepts Symposium and A Career in Anaesthesia, are now available to view on demand. Internal CPD credits can be gained. Please click here for further...

Announcement from the GMC regarding a new Consultation

24 Apr 2012

Our recent review of Good Medical Practice, our core guidance for doctors, has highlighted a number of issues where explanatory guidance would be helpful. We have now launched a new consultation, which runs until Wednesday, 13 June, to seek comments on nine short pieces of draft...

Voting for the RCoA Trainee Committee is now open!

24 Apr 2012

Please see the Trainee Representation and Training Committee pages for further information.  

Examinations Review Report 2011

19 Apr 2012

Recent changes and upheaval in Postgraduate Medical Education and Training (PMET), including transformations in recruitment, the impact of Working Time Regulations (WTR), the introduction of a new curriculum and the amalgamations of PMETB into the GMC, coupled with significant...

Guidance on Return to Practice issued by the Academy of Medical...

18 Apr 2012

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has published guidance about doctors returning to practice. Measures to support doctors returning to practice after an absence, planned or otherwise, are essential as time away from practice can affect doctors’ skills, confidence and...

Elections to the Board of the FICM

16 Apr 2012

Notice is hereby given that an election for two vacancies on the Board of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine will be held on 22 June 2012. Please click here for further information.

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