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Election to Council 2018: Nominations

20 Jul 2017

Nominations for election to Council are now open. There are five consultant vacancies and one trainee vacancy. Full details can be found below: www.rcoa.ac.uk/election2018    

Anaesthesia 2018: The International Meeting of the RCoA

11 Sep 2017

As part of the College’s emerging education strategy and after listening to input from our fellows and members, the College looks forward to hosting in May, our first annual two-day international conference: Anaesthesia 2018. Taking place between 22 and 23 May 2018 at the...

SafeguardingPlus - new information for anaesthetists

04 Sep 2017

Protecting patients from harm and abuse is the responsibility of practitioners from all medical specialties. Anaesthetists play a particularly critical role in safeguarding due to their work across the perioperative pathway. Today, the Royal College of Anaesthetists launches...

Response to Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

30 Aug 2017

In response to today's release of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “We welcome the ambition for UK patients to be 'at the front of the queue' for innovative medical technology and treatments, but when...

RCoA response to the introduction of the BSC(Hons) in Operating...

29 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by the College of Operating Department Practitioners following their revision of the pre-registration curriculum and the publication of a BSc(Hons) in Operating Department Practice Consultation Curriculum...

e-Learning Anaesthesia turns ten

27 Aug 2017

e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA) celebrates its ten year anniversary this month as the award-winning, free online learning programme for anaesthesia. One of the eight original programmes which were part of the broader e-Learning for Healthcare umbrella, e-LA has grown to more than...

Joint Statement from Medical Royal Colleges in Northern Ireland

25 Aug 2017

Medical Royal Colleges in Northern Ireland, representing various medical professionals across the region, have come together to call for urgent action on health and social care reform. The delay in health transformation is having a huge impact on patients. Following recent...

Trainee ‘The history of pain medicine’ essay prize winner

25 Aug 2017

Congratulations to Dr Thomas Walton ST6, Anaesthesia & Advanced Pain Medicine, North West Deanery who won the £250 prize for his ‘History of Pain Medicine’ essay ‘The Masked Marvel'. An abstract of Dr Walton’s winning essay will feature in the autumn edition of Transmitter....

Response to UKSTSG Shape of Training Report

17 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists acknowledges the publication of the report from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group (UKSTSG) and recognises many of the challenges it highlights for medical education and training in the UK.  We welcome the Group's main conclusion that the...

New BJA Education Editor in Chief announced

16 Aug 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jonathan Thompson as Editor in Chief of BJA Education to succeed Jeremy Langton from October 2017.  Professor Thompson is Honorary Professor and Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University Hospitals of...

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