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RCoA responds to NHS funding announcement

18 Jun 2018

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the NHS England budget will be increased by an average 3.4% over the next five years, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “The funding settlement comes with a well-meaning commitment...

Passing of Dr J Edmund Riding CBE

18 Jun 2018

It is with great sadness that the Royal College of Anaesthetists announces that Dr J Edmund Riding CBE, past dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists (1976–1979), has died. Dr Riding held the position of Editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia for 10 years, between 1963 and...

Almost three quarters of anaesthetists in training subjected to...

16 Jun 2018

New research published today reveals almost three quarters of anaesthetic doctors in training who responded to a survey1, were not being paid correctly by their hospitals during the run up to the 2017-2018 winter period. With two months to go before anaesthetists in training...

Lifting of the Tier two visa cap is a victory for patient care,...

15 Jun 2018

Responding to the Home Office announcement that non-EU doctors and nurses are to be excluded from the government's Tier 2 visa cap, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “As part of an evolving workforce strategy, the lifting of the Tier...

RCoA statement on the report into hyponatraemia-related deaths in...

31 May 2018

Responding to the publication of the joint response to Justice O’Hara’s report about hyponatremia-related deaths in Northern Ireland, Dr Darrell Lowry, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Northern Irish Board, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with the families of the...

RCoA response to Health Foundation report

22 May 2018

Responding to new research from the Health Foundation, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “We need to take a step back and ask why this number of patients, with complex health and care needs, are presenting in emergency settings at all....

Professor Ravi Mahajan elected next President of the Royal College...

18 May 2018

Professor Ravi Mahajan from Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust has been elected President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in succession to Dr Liam Brennan. Professor Ravi Mahajan is a highly regarded clinical academic and anaesthetist. He was elected to RCoA’s...

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RCoA undertakes largest ever study of anaphylaxis in anaesthesia...

13 May 2018

Published today the 6th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (NAP6) is the largest ever prospective study of anaphylaxis1 related to anaesthesia and surgery. The study has taken three years and included identifying and investigating every case of life-...

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust crowned Anaesthesia...

11 May 2018

The anaesthetic team at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust was named Anaesthesia and Perioperative Team of the Year in the RCoA-sponsored 2018 BMJ Awards at a ceremony in London on Thursday 10 May.  The team, led by consultant anaesthetist Dr Elaine O’Shea, won the...

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...

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