Month: December 2021

RCoA Response to the GMC Report ‘The state of medical education and practice in the UK’

Dr Fiona Donald, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said:  “The findings in the GMC report are stark. We are seeing more than one in 10 anaesthetists in training at high risk of burnout, a significant jump from 20201, with increasing numbers of doctors across all specialities reconsidering their career in the NHS and …

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RCoA and FICM Warn Get Your Vaccinations and Follow the Guidance or Risk Overwhelming the NHS

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) would like to voice our support for the introduction of new measures to help combat the risks of the Omicron variant. With the NHS facing the worst winter in memory, staff and resources are being pushed to the limit. It is …

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Investment in Expanding Hospital Space Is Positive but Without an Increase in Staff the Impact Will Be Minimal

Responding to the government announcement on winter pressures, Dr Fiona Donald, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said:  “The announcement that the government will be releasing £700m of its previously pledged £5.4bn of NHS funding to help the NHS deal with winter pressures and to reduce the backlog is welcomed by the College. Increasing …

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