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NCEPOD study: case note reviewers required

10 May 2017

Case note reviewers are required for a new National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) study on the perioperative management of surgical patients with diabetes. The study is a retrospective review of patients admitted to hospital as an elective or...

New appointments to the Board of the BJA

30 Mar 2017

The RCoA welcomes the appointment of Professor David Lambert as Chair of the Board of the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA).  Professor Lambert is Professor of Anaesthetic Pharmacology at the University of Leicester’s Department of Cardiovascular Sciences. Over a twenty-year...

On World Sleep Day, time to take action on doctor fatigue

17 Mar 2017

Today is World Sleep Day and we join with the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland in calling for action on the issue of safe working hours for doctors. The AAGBI has established a three-point plan to address the issue: Support publication of a national...

RCoA response to Spring Budget 2017

08 Mar 2017

Reacting to the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The Government’s decision to allocate £2billion for social care over the next three years is a step in the right direction, but one taken on unstable ground. As...

Clinical Excellence Awards 2017

06 Mar 2017

The 2017 Clinical Excellence Award round opened on 28 February 2017 and will close on Tuesday 25 April 2017. Consultants in England and Wales applying for a new award and/or applying for a renewal are advised to refer to guidance issued by the RCoA. Those seeking support for...

Almost all patients satisfied with their anaesthetic care

03 Mar 2017

New research1 released by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has discovered that almost all UK patients were very satisfied with the care they received from anaesthetists. The HSRC SNAP-1 study2, carried out by the RCoA funded Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) and...

SAS doctor development

23 Feb 2017

The RCoA welcomes guidance on the development of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors in the NHS in England. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The British Medical Association, Health Education England and NHS Employers have worked together to produce this...

BMJ Awards 2017: RCoA congratulates finalists

17 Feb 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists congratulates the following anaesthetic departments for being shortlisted for the Anaesthesia Team of the Year category in the 2017 BMJ Awards. West Suffolk Hospital Anaesthetic Department - perioperative medicine (POM) drives quality...

Annual General Meeting 2017

16 Feb 2017

The Annual General Meeting will be held at The Mermaid Conference Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB on Thursday 9 March 2017 at 10.50 am. The Agenda and Minutes are available by clicking here.    

RCoA morale and welfare survey

16 Feb 2017

The findings from the RCoA’s morale and welfare survey of anaesthetists in training featured in Saturday’s (11 Feb) Guardian, Sunday’s print version of the Observer (12 Feb) and the digital edition of the Independent. The survey explored a number of themes, including trainee...


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