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New guidance prevents doctors being ‘gagged’ and says they must...

26 Jan 2012

New guidance from the General Medical Council will prevent doctors entering into contracts or agreements that seek to stop them raising concerns about poor quality care. Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council said: ‘These clauses are totally unacceptable....

RCoA response to the GMC review of continuing professional...

17 Jan 2012

The RCoA has submitted a response to the GMC on the role of the regulator in medical CPD. As part of the consultation, the GMC also sought comments on the new draft guidance and framework of principles around which doctors should plan, undertake and evaluate their CPD activity....

RCoA response to the GMC consultation on the Licence to Practise...

16 Jan 2012

The RCoA Revalidation Delivery Committee has considered in detail the consultation document and draft regulations and has submitted the College response to the GMC. The draft regulations covers the process that will enable the GMC to revalidate a doctor’s licence. Also covered,...

The Candidate Newsletter (Issue 3)

12 Jan 2012

The Candidate is a newsletter specifically designed to keep FRCA examination candidates informed of updates to exam processes, procedures, and regulations.  Issue 3 is now available to download.

FFPMRCA Exam Questions are now available!

05 Jan 2012

The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) is pleased to announce its examination for the award of the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA) ...more »  

The CAI Examinations and the UK CCT

17 Dec 2011

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has been informed by the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland that, following discussions at its meeting of Council last week, it is no longer their intention to seek GMC recognition of the Examinations of the Irish College as an equivalent test...

Knowing the Risk: a review of the peri-operative care of surgical...

09 Dec 2011

Strictly embargoed until 00.01 09 December 2011 Knowing the Risk: a review of the peri-operative care of surgical patients The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the launch of Knowing the Risk, the latest report from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome...

FPM response to the AMRC call for comments on the NICE Quality...

05 Dec 2011

The Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists and British Pain Society have discussed with the Department of Health the adoption of pain relief as a Quality Standard on a number of occasions.  As yet, pain relief has not been adopted as either a published NICE ...

The Gas Newsletter (Issue 1)

02 Dec 2011

Issue 1 of the Trainee Newsletter 'The Gas' is now available to download below  

What can you expect from your doctor?

21 Nov 2011

The General Medical Council has today launched a major consultation on its core guidance for doctors in the UK. Every doctor is expected to meet the standards set by the GMC in 'Good Medical Practice'. There are more than 350 million consultations between doctors and patients in...

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