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RCoA Trainee Committee response to publication of Cost of Training

01 Nov 2017

Choosing a specialty in which to undertake postgraduate training is a critical juncture in the lives of all doctors. We welcome the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ efforts to quantify the cost of training. This is, of course, subject to wide individual variation. We hope the...

World Anaesthesia Day 2017: Global Anaesthesia event at the RCoA

16 Oct 2017

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, addressed over 100 delegates at the Royal College of Anaesthetists on World Anaesthesia Day today, Monday 16 October. Here she launched the second version of the e-SAFE resource at a special global anaesthesia event. Her Royal Highness...

Trainee salary issues: joint statement and survey

25 Sep 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), through its Group of Anaesthetists in Training (GAT) Committee, has been made aware of multiple issues surrounding pay following the latest job changeover in August...

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...

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...

25th Anniversary Essay Prizes

14 Jun 2017

As part of the RCoA’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, three essay competitions have been held looking towards the future of the specialty. Medical students and Foundation Year doctors were invited to submit an essay in response to the title: ‘What will anaesthesia look like in...

SAS doctor development

23 Feb 2017

The RCoA welcomes guidance on the development of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors in the NHS in England. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The British Medical Association, Health Education England and NHS Employers have worked together to produce this...

Service pressures and the role of anaesthetists in training - joint...

12 Jan 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI) are aware that some anaesthetists in training have been asked to work outside of their usual scope of practice due to recent unprecedented demands on clinical...

Anaesthetists in training: Listening Events with RCoA President

03 Nov 2016

Anaesthetists in training are invited to Listening Events with the RCoA President. At the Royal College of Anaesthetists we are acutely aware of the issues impacting anaesthetists in training. With the recent and ongoing pressures being faced by our members, in particular...

SAS workforce survey

20 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has launched a survey of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors to develop our understanding of workforce issues within the grade. If you are an SAS doctor, (including specialty doctors, associate specialists, staff grades, trust...

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