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RCoA Anaesthetic Service Guidelines awarded NICE accreditation

30 Jun 2016

New anaesthetic service guidelines produced by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) have received National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) accreditation, raising even further the level of patient care and safety that can be delivered by anaesthetic...

Joint Statement on the aftermath of the EU referendum

28 Jun 2016

Last week's EU referendum result and subsequent political and economic turmoil is momentous and will undoubtedly affect healthcare across the UK. We know there are more questions now than answers about what this will mean for the NHS and its workforce. We are all working...

Access to drugs stored in anaesthetic rooms

20 Jun 2016

The RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)  recognise that secure drug storage makes an important contribution to patient safety, and the safety of the public, but patient safety must always be the priority. The RCoA and AAGBI support a system...

Early Day Motion (EDM) for Chronic Pain

15 Jun 2016

Jim Shannon MP for Strangford has supported an early day motion at Westminster on chronic pain which has been brought to our attention through the Pain Alliance of NI.  Although EDMs are not always debated in the house, they may receive significant coverage, including from the...

RCoA Census Report launch

12 Jun 2016

The RCoA has today published its Medical Workforce Census Report 2015, providing the most comprehensive data on all aspects of the UK anaesthesia workforce across the United Kingdom. While there have been welcome increases in the numbers of consultant and SAS doctors since the...

GMC seeks three new Council members

08 Jun 2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) is recruiting three new members for its Council to help drive forward its work for the next four years. They are seeking two lay and one medical Council member to replace Julian Lee, Professor Jim McKillop and Enid Rowlands. Two of the roles...

The 3rd Annual HiSLAC Point Prevalence Survey

03 Jun 2016

The High-intensity Specialist Led Acute Care project launches the third annual survey of all hospital specialists in England this month. Please look out for the email notification from your local project leads. The survey only takes two minutes to complete and helps inform the...

College and Faculty of Pain elections

25 May 2016

Following the completion of the 2016-2017 RCoA elections for President and Vice Presidents we are pleased to announce that Dr Liam Brennan (Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) has been elected President for a second year. Dr Jeremy Langton (Plymouth Hospital NHS...

Junior Doctors’ contract negotiations

18 May 2016

Commenting on the publication of an Acas statement setting out the terms of an agreement between the Government and the BMA, RCoA President Liam Brennan said: "The RCoA is pleased that the negotiations between the government and the BMA have been productive and resulted in a way...

NCAS is recruiting

17 May 2016

NCAS is currently advertising for a number of exciting senior roles in the field of resolving concerns about the performance of doctors, dentists and pharmacists, including: Senior Adviser (Responsible Officer & Healthcare Professional Alert Notices) to provide senior...

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