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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.

Supply Disruption Alert – Marcain Heavy 0.5% Solution for Injection

04 Jul 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists are aware of the supply distribution alert issued today by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for Marcain Heavy 0.5% Solution for Injection. We will continue to remain in direct contact with...

RCoA, Macmillan and NIHR launch Prehabilitation report for people...

02 Jul 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration have today launched a report calling for changes to the delivery of cancer care across the UK, with a greater focus on...

RCoA responds to the Leslie Hamilton Review of gross negligence...

06 Jun 2019

In response to the Leslie Hamilton Independent Review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We welcome the report by the Independent Review and the focus on working towards a just...

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust anaesthetists rewarded for high...

30 May 2019

Anaesthetists at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) was presented at a ceremony on 30 May. ACSA is the College’s peer-...

First UK independent hospital to receive Anaesthesia Clinical...

22 May 2019

The anaesthetic team at Benenden Hospital Trust in Kent has today become the first within a UK independent hospital to be awarded the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). The ACSA accreditation is the RCoA...

Patient Safety Update published

17 Apr 2019

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) has issued their Patient Safety Update, which contains important learning regarding reported anaesthesia-related untoward incidents. This update contains anonymous case studies from October to December 2018 and includes items relating to...

RCoA and FICM respond to enFlow IV fluid warming device health alert

15 Mar 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine are closely monitoring the situation regarding Vyaire’s announcement on 13 March 2019 of their product recall of the enFlow® Fluid Warming System Disposable Cartridges. This follows the alert raised by the...

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RCoA responds to NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing...

20 Feb 2019

Responding to Health Education England’s publication of the report from the NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission, Dr Janice Fazackerley, Vice-President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “Staff wellbeing and patient safety are intertwined and it’s been...

Dedicated care before and after surgery offers patients a ‘...

12 Feb 2019

Exercise and nutritional support before an operation could reduce the time patients spend recovering in hospital after surgery, according to new report by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (the College). The report, A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in...

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