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Tom Grinyer to leave RCoA after four years of strong strategic...

16 Apr 2019

Responding to the news that Royal College of Anaesthetists' Chief Executive, Tom Grinyer, has accepted the role of Chief Executive of the British Medical Association, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the College said: "I'd like to thank and congratulate Tom for his...

New guideline: Prevention and management of accidental awareness...

10 Apr 2019

A new guideline offering practical guidance on the prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia will be published today and made available to all anaesthetists, clinical and medical directors of hospitals and health service management throughout...

Council members help reduce the College’s carbon footprint, one...

10 Apr 2019

Hot on the heels of the College publishing its first Sustainability Strategy – members of College Council are taking the serious task of reducing the organisation’s carbon footprint one step (or cycle ride) at a time. Today Council members have either walked or cycled the entire...

RCoA marks NHS Sustainability Day with the launch of its first...

21 Mar 2019

Today the College celebrates NHS Sustainability Day with the launch of its first Sustainability Strategy. The College is committed to embedding sustainability in everything it does and Council member Dr Lucy Williams has created a comprehensive strategy that encompasses this. It...

World Sleep Day: Growing support for Fight Fatigue campaign

15 Mar 2019

World Sleep Day, today (15 March 2019), marks one year since the launch of the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the College, the Association of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of...

RCoA responds to NHS England’s interim report for the Review of NHS...

12 Mar 2019

Responding to NHS England’s interim report for the Review of NHS Access Standards, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The NHS’ Long Term Plan set an ambitious series of commitments to improve patient care. In that context it makes...

Finalists announced for the 2019 BMJ Anaesthesia and Perioperative...

12 Mar 2019

The team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn was nominated for its arterial line safety. By developing a non-injectable arterial connecter which ensured that clinical staff could take a blood sample but never inject into an artery, the team was shown to improve...

Faculty of Pain Medicine responds to establishment of independent...

09 Mar 2019

In response to reports in the national media of the planned establishment of independent cannabinoid clinics in the UK, Dr Barry Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine said: "The Faculty of Pain Medicine is aware that clinics are being established in the UK by companies...

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RCoA responds to NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing...

20 Feb 2019

Responding to Health Education England’s publication of the report from the NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission, Dr Janice Fazackerley, Vice-President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “Staff wellbeing and patient safety are intertwined and it’s been...

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...

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