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Training and examining of future medical workforce

05 Apr 2012

Further to the very supportive letter from all four CMOs on recognition for wider NHS responsibilities early last month, the Scottish CMO, Sir Harry Burns, has distributed a letter of support for trainers and examiners in particular. He highlights the consultant contribution...

New FPM Case Report Marking System

04 Apr 2012

A new Case Report marking system has now been launched by the Faculty of Pain Medicine.  For more information, please click here or see the information below.

GMC launches new revalidation website section

04 Apr 2012

The new revalidation area of the GMC website has been launched. The GMC have updated the structure and refreshed the content of their web pages in advance of a communications campaign to doctors which will start in mid-April. The GMC hopes this will make it easier for...

FFPMRCA Examination Regulations and Appeals

03 Apr 2012

Please note that the FFPMRCA Regulations were updated in March 2012 to include Eligibilty for the FFPMRCA (see section, 5.1.3).

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