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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...

NICE clinical guideline 88: Low back pain

14 Nov 2011

Low back pain: early management of persistent non-specific low back pain The development of this NICE clinical guideline on low back pain began before the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists was established in April 2007. The Royal College of...

Doctors’ training and supervision need further work

01 Nov 2011

Most training and supervision of junior doctors is good, but there are serious concerns that need to be tackled urgently, according to the General Medical Council. The GMC has today published its annual survey of junior doctors (The National Training Survey 2011) which provides...

Are We There Yet? A review of organisational and clinical aspects...

30 Oct 2011

Enquiry says UK – wide clinical networks needed to improve quality care for children who undergo surgery The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is very supportive of this report, the third of its kind produced by NCEPOD over a 22 year period, during which there have been...

The introduction of new neuraxial connectors in the NHS

28 Oct 2011

A Position Statement from: The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland The Royal College of Anaesthetists The Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association Regional Anaesthesia UK The Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Royal College...

Launch of Shared Purpose programme

20 Oct 2011

The Health Foundation is inviting NHS organisations to take part in a £3.4 million programme to demonstrate how corporate support services can improve the quality of patient care. Eight provider organisations will be eligible to join the Shared Purpose programme and receive...

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