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Election to RCoA Council 2020: Nominations open

22 Jul 2019

Nominations for election to the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open. Council comprises 24 seats, made up of: 20 consultant seats 2 SAS doctor seats and 2 trainee seats. The vacancies and timetable for 2020 are as follows: 3 consultant vacancies: Those...

RCoA appoints Jonathan Brüün as new Chief Executive

21 Aug 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to confirm the appointment of Jonathan Brüün as its new Chief Executive, joining January 2020. Jonathan is currently the Chief Executive of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) where he has been responsible for their substantial...

RCoA responds to the government agreeing to place anaesthesia on...

07 Aug 2019

In response to the government agreeing to place anaesthesia on the Shortage Occupation List, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased the government has agreed to implement the Migration Advisory...

RCoA responds to the government's green paper ‘Advancing our...

24 Jul 2019

In response to the government's green paper ‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the government’s green paper ‘Advancing our health: prevention...

Curriculum Review - Anaesthetic CCT Curriculum 2020 update

23 Jul 2019

Fellows and members may be aware that there is a large project to re-write the anaesthetic curriculum in line with new GMC standards that were published in May 2017. The proposed new curriculum will include three years core training (four years for ACCS) then four years for...

Joint statement on the statutory regulation of Anaesthesia...

18 Jul 2019

We welcome news of the General Medical Council being named as the regulator for Anaesthesia Associates. We look forward to working with the government, the GMC and wider stakeholders to ensure a statutory register is implemented as soon as possible. We have called for the...

RCoA responds to the government’s reply to the Promoting...

10 Jul 2019

In response to the government’s reply to the ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’ consultation, Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research Board said: “We welcome the government’s proposed changes to...

RCoA response to GMC’s 2019 national training survey

08 Jul 2019

In response to the findings of the GMC’s 2019 national training survey, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “To see a year-on-year improvement where fewer anaesthetists in training are stating that their roles are being affected by...

RCoA response to pension concerns

08 Jul 2019

Dr Krishna Ramachandran, Chair of the Workforce and Strategy Committee said: “Whilst it is not within the remit of the Royal College of Anaesthetists to comment on salary scales, the issues affecting prompt and accurate salary payments, and of pensions does impact on the...

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...

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