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Launch of National Guidelines for Tracheal Intubation & Airway...

06 Feb 2018

The Difficult Airway Society in collaboration with the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Intensive Care Society and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, has published new national guidance on the insertion of life-saving breathing tubes (intubation) and managing the airway...

Revised Never Events policy and framework

24 Jan 2018

The revised Never Events policy and framework and updated Never Events list was published by NHS England last week. There are three new Never Events, all of which are relevant to anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine: Unintentional connection of a patient requiring...

RCoA's statement in support of AoMRC winter pressures statement

15 Jan 2018

Responding to a statement from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on winter pressures, Professor Ravi Mahajan, Vice-President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “We support the Academy in its calls for an honest debate about the money, the workforce and the...

Election to the RCoA Scottish Board 2018: Results

12 Jan 2018

Voting for the vacancies to the RCoA Board for Scotland closed on 11 January 2018 at 5.00pm. Many thanks to the six candidates who stood for the three consultant vacancies and the four candidates who stood for the trainee vacancy.  Elector turnout was 44.2% in the consultant...

RCoA member journals: a new publishing partnership

04 Jan 2018

With effect from 1 January 2018, publication of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ two academic journals and the membership magazine The Bulletin will transition from Oxford University Press (OUP) to Elsevier. College fellows, members and non-member subscribers will continue to...

RCoA response to GMC’s Medical Licensing Assessment

15 Dec 2017

Responding to the General Medical Council (GMC)’s approval of a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA), Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the GMC's proposals to proceed with the introduction of the...

RCoA response to HEE workforce strategy

14 Dec 2017

Responding to the publication of Health Education England’s (HEE’s) draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “For the first time in a quarter of a century we have a draft workforce...

Joint initiative launched to address the impact of fatigue on...

13 Dec 2017

Following the tragic death of an anaesthetic trainee who fell asleep while driving home after a hospital night shift, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (...

Cultural change in NHS needed to address low morale across NHS...

12 Dec 2017

Cultural changes are needed across the NHS to effectively address issues of poor welfare and morale among doctors in training for all specialties, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) today warns. In a report released today by the RCoA, anaesthetists in training are shown...

Election to Council Results 2018

05 Dec 2017

Voting for election to Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists closed on Monday 4 December at 5:00pm. The College can confirm the following candidates have been elected: Consultant vacancies: Dr Claire Mallinson Dr Sarah Ramsay Dr Helgi Johannsson Dr Claire Shannon Dr...

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