Consultation responses

Placing anaesthesia at the heart of health policy

Contributing to consultation responses raises the profile of anaesthesia and places our specialty at the heart of health reform in the United Kingdom.

On this page you’ll be able to read our consultation responses that are putting anaesthesia at the heart of the narrative

Health Education England call for evidence: Future Doctor
The Royal College of Anaesthetists outlines what the next generation of doctors might look like
Published October 2019

Department of Health and Social Care: promoting professionalism, reforming regulation 
We welcome the government’s proposed changes to regulation  
Published July 2019

Department of Health and Social Care: proposals on restricting promotions of hfss products
We welcome proposals for restricting promotions and advertising   
Published June 2019

NHS Confederation: defining the role of integrated care systems in workforce development
Supporting increased responsibility for ICSs in local workforce decisions 
Published April 2019

NHS England: implementing the Long Term Plan – proposals for possible changes to legislation
Supporting legislative proposals to address barriers to service integration 
Published April 2019

NHS Improvement: interim workforce implementation plan (people plan)
Presenting our recommendations on NHSI's five emerging themes 
Published March 2019

NHS England: developing a long-term plan for the NHS
Offering recommendations for how the NHS can transform patient care.
Published October 2018

General Medical Council: 'welcomed and valued' 
The Royal College of Anaesthetists offers advice on how medical educators can support disabled students 
Published August 2018

Clare Marx Review: gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide
The Royal College of Anaesthetists outlines case for the legal protection of doctors’ reflections 
Published July 2018

NHS Improvement: the future of NHS patient safety investigation
The Royal College of Anaesthetists highlights the chance to facilitate a ‘no blame’ culture within the NHS
Published June 2018

Joint Committee on the draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill
The Royal College of Anaesthetists supports an independent Health Service Safety Investigations Body
Published June 2018

Williams Review: gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare
The Royal College of Anaesthetists calls for a more balanced approach in determining allegations of GNM 
Published April 2018

Care Quality Commission: third consultation on the next phase of regulation
The Royal College of Anaesthetists supports alignment of standards between independent/acute hospitals 
Published March 2018

Health Education England: a draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027
The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes this workforce plan for medical and associated staff in England
Published March 2018

Department of Health and Social Care: introducing ‘opt-out’ consent for organ and tissue donation 
The Royal College of Anaesthetists outlines demands on NHS staff, hospital capacity and role of our members 
Published March 2018

Royal College of Surgeons: call for contributions for the commission on the future of surgery
The Royal College of Anaesthetists proposes the commission look at how tech impacts on patient safety 
Published February 2018

Health Select Committee: inquiry into sustainability and transformation partnerships and ACOs
The Royal College of Anaesthetists believes service integration is the right direction of travel
Published February 2018

Department of Health and Social Care: 'promoting professionalism, reforming regulation'
The Royal College of Anaesthetists calls for regulation of MAPs and a learning culture 
Published January 2018

Department of Health and Social Care: regulation of medical associate professions in the UK
The Royal College of Anaesthetists is committed to achieving statutory regulation for all MAP groups
Published December 2017

Migration Advisory Committee: EEA-workforce in the UK labour market
The Royal College of Anaesthetists stresses the importance of retaining access to international talent 
Published October 2017

HM Treasury: recommendations for the autumn budget 2017
The Royal College of Anaesthetists calls for an Independent Office for Health and Care Sustainability 
Published September 2017

Welsh Government: services fit for the future - quality and governance in health and care in Wales
The Royal College of Anaesthetists offers broad support for the aims of the White Paper
Published September 2017

College of Operating Department Practitioners: the introduction of the BSc (Hons) 
The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the introduction of the BSC(Hons) in ODP Curriculum
Published August 2017

Health Education England: accelerated return to training call for ideas
The Royal College of Anaesthetists outlines best practice for junior doctors returning after time out 
Published August 2017