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Election to Council 2018: Meet the Candidates

19 Oct 2017

20 October 2017: RCoA Council elections open RCoA Council elections opened today (20 October) for five consultant vacancies and one trainee vacancy. Over the next few days all fellows and trainees should receive an email with instructions of how to vote.  Look out for a message...

World Anaesthesia Day 2017: Global Anaesthesia event at the RCoA

16 Oct 2017

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, addressed over 100 delegates at the Royal College of Anaesthetists on World Anaesthesia Day today, Monday 16 October. Here she launched the second version of the e-SAFE resource at a special global anaesthesia event. Her Royal Highness...

Third Patient NELA Audit Report published

13 Oct 2017

Improvements in the care of patients before, during and after emergency bowel surgeries have reduced patients’ average hospital stay from 19.2 days in 2013 to 16.6 days in 2016, saving the NHS an estimated £30 million annually. According to a joint national report published...

RCoA response to Government consultation into regulation of MAPS

12 Oct 2017

Responding to the Secretary of State for Health’s announcement of the consultation into the regulation of medical associate professions, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “We welcome the Government’s intention to introduce statutory...

Election to Council 2018: Announcement of Candidates

06 Oct 2017

Nominations for election to the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists were recently invited. Council comprises 20 Consultant seats, two SAS seats and two Trainee seats. This year there are five Consultant vacancies, one Trainee vacancy and no SAS vacancy. Terms of office...

Trainee salary issues: joint statement and survey

25 Sep 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), through its Group of Anaesthetists in Training (GAT) Committee, has been made aware of multiple issues surrounding pay following the latest job changeover in August...

Anaesthesia 2018: The International Meeting of the RCoA

11 Sep 2017

As part of the College’s emerging education strategy and after listening to input from our fellows and members, the College looks forward to hosting in May, our first annual two-day international conference: Anaesthesia 2018. Taking place between 22 and 23 May 2018 at the...

Joint Statement from Medical Royal Colleges in Northern Ireland

25 Aug 2017

Medical Royal Colleges in Northern Ireland, representing various medical professionals across the region, have come together to call for urgent action on health and social care reform. The delay in health transformation is having a huge impact on patients. Following recent...


Response to GIRFT General Surgery report

04 Aug 2017

In response to the release of the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) General Surgery Report, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) said: “The RCoA fully supports the ambitions for a more efficient and more effective NHS which underpins the...

Response to recent news reports regarding fentanyl

02 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) are concerned with misinformation included in recent news reports regarding the drug fentanyl. The recreational use of fentanyl, often mixed with other illicit drugs, is a serious concern and we...


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