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Joint professional guidance on the use of general anaesthesia in...

18 Apr 2017

Executive summary Studies on immature animals have demonstrated that general anaesthetic agents can induce changes in the central nervous system. Some of these studies have also suggested longer-term effects on learning and memory tests.  To date the results from both...

Case Reviewers Required - Acute Heart Failure Study

07 Apr 2017

NCEPOD are recruiting a multi-disciplinary group of healthcare professionals with a working interest in Acute Heart Failure. Case Reviewers will be asked to attend meetings during which they will assess case note extracts and questionnaires and provide expert opinion on the care...

RCoA response to long-term sustainability of the NHS

04 Apr 2017

Responding to the House of Lords Select Committee Report “The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care”, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “As anaesthetists, we have a clear duty to put our patients front and centre in...

RCoA response to NHS England’s Next Steps on the NHS Five Year...

30 Mar 2017

Responding to the publication of NHS England’s Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) said: “NHS England’s Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View is a timely reminder of the remarkable efforts...

SAS Survey: Interim Results

23 Mar 2017

The RCoA recently carried out its first survey of Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) doctors for which we would like to thank our SAS colleagues for taking part. The interim results, released today at the College, will help us further understand and promote the interests of...

SNAP-2: EPICCS now launched

21 Mar 2017

The 2nd Sprint National Anaesthesia Project: Epidemiology of Critical Care after Surgery (EPICCS) study has launched around the UK. More than 2,200 investigators at more than 250 sites across the UK are signed up to take part. The observational study is seeking to collect data...

New guidance on care for people with of out-of-hospital cardiac...

06 Mar 2017

The RCoA welcomes new guidance on the care of people with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England. While there are nearly 30,000 out-of-hospital resuscitations attempted each year in England, survival rates in England are poorer than other similar jurisdictions. This...

Patient Safety Update published

16 Jan 2017

The Patient Safety Update outlining cases reported from July to September 2016 is now available on the SALG website for download.   Topics highlighted in this patient safety update include: Surgical Never Events Drug Errors Safety in the MRI Suite Power Failure Airway...

NICE publishes standard on Transition from children’s to adults’...

23 Dec 2016

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a Quality Standard on Transition from children’s to adults’ services.   The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland support this quality...

Guidance for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services 2017 consultation

22 Dec 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has produced draft chapters of the Guidance for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) 2017 for consultation. The consultation is open from 22 December 2016 to 22 January 2017. The following chapters have been drafted using the College’s...

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