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Election to the RCoA Welsh Board 2018: Nominations

08 Dec 2017

Nominations for election to the Welsh Board of the Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open. The vacancies and timetable are set out below. Prospective candidates can read about the board’s work and objectives here and are invited to discuss the expected contribution, time...

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...

Joint RCoA and AAGBI statement on winter service pressures

01 Dec 2017

During last winter some anaesthetists in training were asked to work outside of their usual scope of practice due to unprecedented demands on clinical services. We communicated our concerns to Health Education England and issued the guidance below. As winter approaches again,...

RCoA response to GMC report on medical training

28 Nov 2017

Responding to the publication of the General Medical Council’s Training Environments report, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “This report presents a picture of an under-resourced system relying on doctors in the early stages of their career...

RCoA’s ACSA scheme recognised by Welsh health regulator

27 Nov 2017

The College’s Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) scheme has received recognition from the Welsh health regulator, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales. ACSA is a voluntary peer-reviewed scheme aimed at improving the quality of anaesthetic clinical services within both...

RCoA response to Autumn Budget

22 Nov 2017

Responding to today's Budget, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The additional funding announced in the Budget is clearly to be welcomed, but continues a pattern of providing just enough to treat the symptoms, but not enough to address the...

NAP7: submit your topic submission

20 Nov 2017

The Health Services Research Centre is now accepting topic submissions for the College’s 7th National Audit Project (NAP7). National Audit Projects study anaesthesia-related complications of low incidence that are potentially serious for patients. The projects are important for...

BJA celebrates RCoA’s 25th Anniversary with special issue

17 Nov 2017

In celebration of the College’s 25th anniversary, the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) has published a special commemorative issue detailing major breakthroughs in the development of the specialty.    The issue documents the Anniversary Scientific Meeting entitled ‘...

RCoA launches framework for medical schools on anaesthetic education

13 Nov 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has launched a framework for medical schools to incorporate anaesthetic, intensive care, pain medicine and perioperative medicine into their education programmes. The framework demonstrates how an understanding of these areas of medicine can...

Health Services Research Centre seeks new clinical research fellows

07 Nov 2017

The Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) is recruiting clinical fellows to work on high profile programmes in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine research. The successful candidate/s will contribute to national research projects led by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and...

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