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RCoA welcomes new guidance on reflective practice

13 Sep 2018

In response to the publication of The Reflective Practitioner guidance and toolkit, jointly developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the UK Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, the General Medical Council, and the Medical Schools Council, Dr Liam Brennan,...

RCoA and FICM update on ICM ST3 offers

05 May 2018

The College and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) were made aware yesterday of problems with the Royal College of Physicians London (RCPL) led medical training recruitment processes. This has had a knock-on effect to destabilise single and dual specialty ICM...

RCoA provides guidance on reflection

22 Mar 2018

The College is aware that many of our fellows and members, but particularly anaesthetists in training, continue to be concerned by the issues arising from the Bawa-Garba case. As stated in Presidents News in Feb 2018,   we are liaising with relevant bodies to ensure a climate...

The Gold Guide (7th Edition)

09 Nov 2017

The Gold Guide is a reference guide for postgraduate specialty training in the UK. It is now available, and replaces all previous versions with immediate effect. Written by the four UK health departments and published by Health Education England (HEE), the guide applies to all...

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...

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