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RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists winter pressures statement

12 Dec 2018

The NHS faces increasing emergency pathway demands, and it is likely once again, that during the winter, doctors in training may be asked to work outside their conventional training placements. We have re-issued the guidance below and will continue to raise concerns with health...

Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines guidance

12 Dec 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the publication of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines guidance and is pleased both to support and endorse this document. Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the RCoA's Clinical Quality and...

Election to Council results 2019

04 Dec 2018

Voting for election to Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists closed on Monday 3 December at 12:00pm. The College can confirm the following candidates have been elected: Consultant vacancies: Felicity Plaat Mike Swart Trainee vacancy: Sarah Muldoon As in previous years...

Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services (GPAS) 2019...

03 Dec 2018

The College has updated three draft chapters of the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services (GPAS) 2019 using the College’s NICE-accredited development process. Consultation on these guidelines will be open from today until Friday 4 January 2019. We invite your...

RCoA launches its first blog

28 Nov 2018

This week the College launched its first blog for which we are keen to take contributions from fellows, members and partners on issues and topics of relevance to the specialty and wider NHS. Blogs can be written by anyone with an affiliation to the College and/or anaesthesia, so...

Joint RCoA and the Association of Anaesthetists 2018 Trainee Salary...

22 Nov 2018

The introduction of the new terms and conditions of the 2016 junior doctor contact in England highlighted many issues for anaesthetists in training, in particular that of pay. Following the 2017 August job changeover, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (College) and the...

Position statement in support of reopening the Associate Specialist...

14 Nov 2018

  This position statement sets out the view of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists that the grade of Associate Specialist should be reopened to new entrants based on workforce need. This statement will be: placed on the College and...

Election to Council 2019: Ballot Open

29 Oct 2018

30 October 2018: RCoA Council elections open RCoA Council elections opened today (30 October) for two consultant vacancies and one trainee vacancy. This ballot is being conducted electronically. Over the next few days all fellows and trainees should receive an email with...

BMJ Awards 2019

24 Oct 2018

Entries are now open for the College sponsored Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year Award The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to be sponsoring the Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year category at the 2019 BMJ Awards. Entries are...

A collaborative alliance to tackle bullying

22 Oct 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has joined the National Guardian for the NHS and other healthcare organisations to support the formation of an alliance to address the unacceptably high levels of undermining and bullying behaviour throughout the NHS. The alliance will...

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