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Election to RCoA Council 2020: Nominations open

22 Jul 2019

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 2020 are as follows: 3 consultant vacancies: Those...

Curriculum Review Survey - Anaesthetics CCT Curriculum 2020

12 Aug 2019

A survey for College Fellows and Members to provide comments and feedback on the proposed High-level Learning Outcomes (HLOs) for the new 2020 Anaesthetics curriculum, is open. The survey will close on 2 September 2019. The College is running a large project to re-write the...

National recognition for Dudley Group anaesthetics

09 Aug 2019

Anaesthetists at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients by achieving the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). ACSA promotes quality...

RCoA responds to the government agreeing to place anaesthesia on...

07 Aug 2019

In response to the government agreeing to place anaesthesia on the Shortage Occupation List, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased the government has agreed to implement the Migration Advisory...

RCoA responds to the government's green paper ‘Advancing our...

24 Jul 2019

In response to the government's green paper ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the government’s green paper ‘Advancing our health: prevention...

Curriculum Review - Anaesthetic CCT Curriculum 2020 update

23 Jul 2019

Fellows and members may be aware that there is a large project to re-write the anaesthetic curriculum in line with new GMC standards that were published in May 2017. The proposed new curriculum will include three years core training (four years for ACCS) then four years for...

UPDATE: Supply Disruption Alert – Marcain Heavy 0.5 % Solution for...

19 Jul 2019

Further to the College’s previous announcement, the Medicines and Pharmacy Directorate at the Department of Health & Social Care has advised that licensed Marcain Heavy is now back in stock and available for Trusts to order.

Joint statement on the statutory regulation of Anaesthesia...

18 Jul 2019

We welcome news of the General Medical Council being named as the regulator for Anaesthesia Associates. We look forward to working with the government, the GMC and wider stakeholders to ensure a statutory register is implemented as soon as possible. We have called for the...

Fitter Better Sooner resources shortlisted for BMA Patient...

12 Jul 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to announce that the Fitter Better Sooner patient information toolkit on preparing for surgery, has been shortlisted for the 2019 BMA Patient Information Awards. Endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of...

RCoA responds to the government’s reply to the Promoting...

10 Jul 2019

In response to the government’s reply to the ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’ consultation, Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research Board said: “We welcome the government’s proposed changes to...

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