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Annual Review 2018

18 Apr 2019

The College’s 2018 Annual Review and Financial Statements 2017-2018 have been published and are available online and for download. The annual review summarises what was an important year for the College. It provides detailed reports from all College directorates, including...

Tom Grinyer to leave RCoA after four years of strong strategic...

16 Apr 2019

Responding to the news that Royal College of Anaesthetists' Chief Executive, Tom Grinyer, has accepted the role of Chief Executive of the British Medical Association, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the College said: "I'd like to thank and congratulate Tom for his...

New guideline: Prevention and management of accidental awareness...

10 Apr 2019

A new guideline offering practical guidance on the prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia will be published today and made available to all anaesthetists, clinical and medical directors of hospitals and health service management throughout...

RCoA marks NHS Sustainability Day with the launch of its first...

21 Mar 2019

Today the College celebrates NHS Sustainability Day with the launch of its first Sustainability Strategy. The College is committed to embedding sustainability in everything it does and Council member Dr Lucy Williams has created a comprehensive strategy that encompasses this. It...

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...

World Sleep Day: Growing support for Fight Fatigue campaign

15 Mar 2019

World Sleep Day, today (15 March 2019), marks one year since the launch of the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the College, the Association of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of...

RCoA responds to NHS England’s interim report for the Review of NHS...

12 Mar 2019

Responding to NHS England’s interim report for the Review of NHS Access Standards, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The NHS’ Long Term Plan set an ambitious series of commitments to improve patient care. In that context it makes...

Finalists announced for the 2019 BMJ Anaesthesia and Perioperative...

12 Mar 2019

The team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn was nominated for its arterial line safety. By developing a non-injectable arterial connecter which ensured that clinical staff could take a blood sample but never inject into an artery, the team was shown to improve...

RCoA releases film showcasing anaesthesia as a career in...

05 Mar 2019

To help celebrate National Careers Week – the College has released a film, aimed at undergraduates considering a career in anaesthesia. The film features six anaesthetists at various stages of their careers discussing their personal experiences with the specialty. It gives first...

BMJ Awards 2019: RCoA congratulates finalists

13 Feb 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists congratulates the anaesthetic teams within the below hospitals and Trusts, for being shortlisted for the Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year Award in the 2019 BMJ Awards: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn - Arterial...

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