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Election to RCoA Council 2019: Nominations open

20 Jul 2018

Nominations for election to the Council of The Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open. Council comprises 24 seats, made up of: 20 consultant seats 2 SAS doctor seats and 2 trainee seats. The vacancies and timetable for 2019 are as follows: 2 consultant vacancies: Those...

Enhanced Maternal Care Guidelines 2018

15 Aug 2018

The care of the critically ill woman in childbirth; enhanced maternal care 2018 has been published today.  The study summarises recommendations relevant to the care of pregnant or recently pregnant, acutely or chronically unwell women, who require acute hospital maternity and...

RCoA responds to Court of Appeal decision in the case of Dr Bawa-...

13 Aug 2018

In response to the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the Bawa-Garba case, Dr Liam Brennan, President of The Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “I welcome the General Medical Council’s acceptance of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in this case. “However, today’s verdict does not...

FPM Trainee Survey 2018

03 Aug 2018

The FPM Trainee survey for Higher and Advanced Pain Medicine trainees is now open. The survey is part of the quality management strategy for the Faculty and will use your feedback to help inform change and we will act upon any issues raised. You should have received an email...

Constructed Response Questions (CRQ) Pilot Exam

03 Aug 2018

In preparation for the move away from Short Answer Questions (SAQ) to Constructed Response Questions (CRQ) from September 2019, the Final board of examiners conducted pilot CRQ exams during Finals revision courses in January and July 2018. The purpose of these pilot examinations...

RCoA responds to report on the Draft Health Service Safety...

02 Aug 2018

Responding to the report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “We welcome this report and are particularly pleased that the Committee has endorsed the ‘safe space...

RCoA submission to the Clare Marx Review of gross negligence...

31 Jul 2018

PLEASE NOTE:  Following the recent appointment of Dame Clare Marx as Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC) from January 2019, the GMC has announced that Dame Clare will step down from leading the independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in...

RCoA responds to the Secretary of State's priorities for the...

20 Jul 2018

Responding to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s speech on his priorities for the NHS, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “We welcome the commitment by the new Secretary of State to his three early priorities – technology,...

Recommendations made for anaesthetic care during childbirth

17 Jul 2018

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has published a report into anaesthetic care as part of its national quality improvement programme into stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occur during childbirth. The Each Baby Counts report found...

RCoA welcomes funded commitment for critical care services in Wales

12 Jul 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, of a national programme to redesign critical care services in Wales, enabled by £15 million of recurrent funding. Ongoing concerns...

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