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RCoA responds to NHS funding announcement

18 Jun 2018

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the NHS England budget will be increased by an average 3.4% over the next five years, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “The funding settlement comes with a well-meaning commitment...

Passing of Dr J Edmund Riding CBE

18 Jun 2018

It is with great sadness that the Royal College of Anaesthetists announces that Dr J Edmund Riding CBE, past dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists (1976–1979), has died. Dr Riding held the position of Editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia for 10 years, between 1963 and...

Almost three quarters of anaesthetists in training subjected to...

16 Jun 2018

New research published today reveals almost three quarters of anaesthetic doctors in training who responded to a survey1, were not being paid correctly by their hospitals during the run up to the 2017-2018 winter period. With two months to go before anaesthetists in training...

Lifting of the Tier two visa cap is a victory for patient care,...

15 Jun 2018

Responding to the Home Office announcement that non-EU doctors and nurses are to be excluded from the government's Tier 2 visa cap, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “As part of an evolving workforce strategy, the lifting of the Tier...

RCoA response to NHS Improvement’s consultation on the future of...

14 Jun 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, alongside other medical royal colleges and safety-related organisations, has been invited to share its views on how and when the healthcare system should investigate and respond to serious incidents. This consultation will inform the review of...

RCoA response to Williams’ review report on gross negligence...

11 Jun 2018

Responding to Sir Norman Williams’ rapid policy review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “It must not be forgotten that the origin of this review was a family’s tragic loss, with the premature...

RCoA submission to the Joint Committee on the Draft Health Service...

11 Jun 2018

The RCoA has submitted evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill. The Bill will set in statute ‘the establishment of the Health Service Safety Investigations Body (“HSSIB”) as an independent statutory body, with powers to conduct...

RCoA statement on the report into hyponatraemia-related deaths in...

31 May 2018

Responding to the publication of the joint response to Justice O’Hara’s report about hyponatremia-related deaths in Northern Ireland, Dr Darrell Lowry, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Northern Irish Board, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with the families of the...

Joint RCoA and AAGBI SAS report launched

22 May 2018

The joint RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) report Working together – Crossing boundaries, inspiring and supporting our SAS doctors is now available after being launched at the College’s flagship Anaesthesia 2018 meeting on 22 May. The...

RCoA response to Health Foundation report

22 May 2018

Responding to new research from the Health Foundation, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “We need to take a step back and ask why this number of patients, with complex health and care needs, are presenting in emergency settings at all....

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