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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...

BMJ Awards 2019: RCoA congratulates finalists

13 Feb 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists congratulates the anaesthetic teams within the below hospitals and Trusts, for being shortlisted for the Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year Award in the 2019 BMJ Awards: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn - Arterial...

Dedicated care before and after surgery offers patients a ‘...

12 Feb 2019

Exercise and nutritional support before an operation could reduce the time patients spend recovering in hospital after surgery, according to new report by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (the College). The report, A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in...

Anaesthetic Assessors for MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries into...

07 Feb 2019

The College and Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association are seeking to appoint new anaesthetic and critical care assessors for the MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths. In the first instance we are seeking to appoint four national assessors (two anaesthetic, two...

RCoA responds to Operating theatres: opportunities to reduce...

04 Feb 2019

In response to the publication of NHS Improvement’s Operating theatres: opportunities to reduce waiting lists report, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists supports the efforts of NHS Improvement to...

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards

01 Feb 2019

The 2019 Clinical Excellence Award round opens on Thursday 7 February and will close on Thursday 4 April. Consultants in England and Wales applying for a new award and/or applying for a renewal are advised to refer to our guidance here. Those seeking support for their...

Guidelines for Provision of Anaesthetic Services 2019

31 Jan 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce that the Guidelines for Provision of Anaesthetic Services 2019 (GPAS) have now been published. This is the first time that all chapters have been updated using our NICE accredited development process. NICE accreditation...

Anaesthetists to launch largest ever study of cardiac arrest during...

30 Jan 2019

Anaesthetists across the UK are due to commence the largest ever study of cardiac arrest occurring during general anaesthesia and surgery. Managed by the Health Services Research Centre on behalf of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Seventh National Audit Project (NAP7)...

RCoA responds to HSIB report on Transfer of Critically Ill Adults

23 Jan 2019

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research Board said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the publication of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s (HSIB) report on the Transfer of Critically Ill Adults...

2019 Annual General Meeting

10 Jan 2019

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Royal College of Anaesthetists will be held as follows: Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 12:40pm etc venues St Pauls 200 Aldersgate London EC1A 4HD The procedure for the submission of motions to the agenda is set by RCoA’s Regulations. Any motions...

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