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Election to RCoA Council 2019: Nominations open

20 Jul 2018

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 2019 are as follows: 2 consultant vacancies: Those...

Enhanced Maternal Care Guidelines 2018

15 Aug 2018

The care of the critically ill woman in childbirth; enhanced maternal care 2018 has been published today.  The study summarises recommendations relevant to the care of pregnant or recently pregnant, acutely or chronically unwell women, who require acute hospital maternity and...

RCoA responds to Court of Appeal decision in the case of Dr Bawa-...

13 Aug 2018

In response to the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the Bawa-Garba case, Dr Liam Brennan, President of The Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “I welcome the General Medical Council’s acceptance of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in this case. “However, today’s verdict does not...

RCoA responds to report on the Draft Health Service Safety...

02 Aug 2018

Responding to the report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “We welcome this report and are particularly pleased that the Committee has endorsed the ‘safe space...

RCoA responds to NHS funding announcement

18 Jun 2018

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the NHS England budget will be increased by an average 3.4% over the next five years, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “The funding settlement comes with a well-meaning commitment...

Passing of Dr J Edmund Riding CBE

18 Jun 2018

It is with great sadness that the Royal College of Anaesthetists announces that Dr J Edmund Riding CBE, past dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists (1976–1979), has died. Dr Riding held the position of Editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia for 10 years, between 1963 and...

Almost three quarters of anaesthetists in training subjected to...

16 Jun 2018

New research published today reveals almost three quarters of anaesthetic doctors in training who responded to a survey1, were not being paid correctly by their hospitals during the run up to the 2017-2018 winter period. With two months to go before anaesthetists in training...

Lifting of the Tier two visa cap is a victory for patient care,...

15 Jun 2018

Responding to the Home Office announcement that non-EU doctors and nurses are to be excluded from the government's Tier 2 visa cap, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “As part of an evolving workforce strategy, the lifting of the Tier...

RCoA statement on the report into hyponatraemia-related deaths in...

31 May 2018

Responding to the publication of the joint response to Justice O’Hara’s report about hyponatremia-related deaths in Northern Ireland, Dr Darrell Lowry, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Northern Irish Board, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with the families of the...

RCoA response to Health Foundation report

22 May 2018

Responding to new research from the Health Foundation, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “We need to take a step back and ask why this number of patients, with complex health and care needs, are presenting in emergency settings at all....

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