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Faculty response to the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme...

20 Apr 2018

The FPM is pleased to see the first Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP) report and the success it has had in its first year. Although pain is better managed than in previous reports there remains significant room for further advances and it is excellent to see...

First ever analysis of NIAA research grant activity published

18 Apr 2018

New data1 published today in the journal Anaesthesia, comprising the first systematic analysis of UK anaesthetic research grant activity by the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA), highlights that whilst the organisation facilitated the award of £4.2 million of...

BJA Education: Editorial board membership vacancies

16 Apr 2018

The British Journal of Anaesthesia is inviting applications for membership of the editorial board of BJA Education to commence in summer 2018. The appointment will be for a five year term in the first instance, renewable for a further five years subject to performance. To be...

First PQIP Annual Report published

16 Apr 2018

The Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP) has published its first Annual Report. PQIP, a research study being led by the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia Health Services Research Centre, working on behalf of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and a...

Evidence submitted by the RCoA to the Williams Review into Gross...

13 Apr 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, alongside other medical royal colleges, has been invited to submit oral and written evidence to the Williams Review into Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare (GNM), called by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Our...

RCoA Annual Review 2017

12 Apr 2018

The College’s 2017 Annual Review and Financial Statements 2016-2017 have been published are available online and for download. The annual review summarises what was both a milestone and record-breaking year for the College. It provides detailed reports from all College...

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GIRFT Cardiothoracic Surgery Report: RCoA response

11 Apr 2018

Responding to the launch of the GIRFT Cardiothoracic Surgery Report, Dr Chris Snowden, joint clinical lead for the Anaesthetic and Perioperative Medicine GIRFT programme, said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased that the GIRFT Cardiothoracic Surgery Report highlights...

Media reporting on steroid facet joint injections use

09 Apr 2018

Members and Fellows will be aware of articles in national newspapers today on the use of steroid facet joint injections e.g. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/useless-jab-for-back-pain-costs-nhs-40m-a-year-pkfdtvjnx It is important to recognise that the NICE guidance (...

RCoA response to CQC's third consultation on the Next Phase of...

29 Mar 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the Care Quality Commission Consultation third Our next phase of regulation A more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach - Independent healthcare As independent healthcare providers increasingly play a role in...

Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, a draft health and care...

26 Mar 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the Health Education England (HEE) consultation on its draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 'Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future'. The RCoA welcomes the publication of a workforce plan for medical and...

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