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Winter Pressures: Guidance for anaesthetists asked to work outside...

01 Dec 2017

During last winter some anaesthetists in training were asked to work outside of their usual scope of practice due to unprecedented demands on clinical services. We communicated our concerns to Health Education England and issued the guidance below. As winter approaches again,...

Patient Safety Update published

19 Jan 2018

The Patient Safety Update outlining cases reported from April – June 2017 is now available on the  SALG website for download. Topics highlighted in this patient safety update include: deaths in association with anaesthesia, the coroner and learning old lessons, new learning:...

Guidance on the Provision of Anaesthetic Services Public...

15 Jan 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists have produced draft chapters of the Guidance for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) 2018 for consultation. The consultation will be open from today until Monday12 February 2018. The following chapters have been drafted using the...

RCoA's statement in support of AoMRC winter pressures statement

15 Jan 2018

Responding to a statement from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on winter pressures, Professor Ravi Mahajan, Vice-President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “We support the Academy in its calls for an honest debate about the money, the workforce and the...

Election to the RCoA Scottish Board 2018: Results

12 Jan 2018

Voting for the vacancies to the RCoA Board for Scotland closed on 11 January 2018 at 5.00pm. Many thanks to the six candidates who stood for the three consultant vacancies and the four candidates who stood for the trainee vacancy.  Elector turnout was 44.2% in the consultant...

Faculty of Pain/British Pain Society consensus statement on the use...

11 Jan 2018

The Faculty of Pain Medicine and the British Pain Society have released a joint statement on this important topic. There has been international debate relating to the use of corticosteroids for neuraxial interventions. This has included the publication of conflicting...

RCoA training anaesthetists awarded by NIHR for research

08 Jan 2018

The RCoA in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network has announced its research award winners. The awards, for members of the College, aim to recognise contributions of anaesthetists in training and training networks who are...

RCoA member journals: a new publishing partnership

04 Jan 2018

With effect from 1 January 2018, publication of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ two academic journals and the membership magazine The Bulletin will transition from Oxford University Press (OUP) to Elsevier. College fellows, members and non-member subscribers will continue to...

RCoA survey shows resources needed for vulnerable patients

21 Dec 2017

More than half of anaesthetic doctors would feel uncomfortable with a relative or close friend with dementia being admitted to an NHS hospital this winter, a survey from the Royal College of Anaesthetists has today revealed. The survey, undertaken by the RCoA in collaboration...

JLA seeks views on safe care for adults with complex health needs

21 Dec 2017

The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is seeking help with their research into the safe care for adults with complex health needs. The JLA and the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre are calling on healthcare professionals, including members and fellows of the...

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