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RCoA response to Professor Dame Sally Davies’ report Time to Solve...

10 Oct 2019

Dame Sally Davies’ report sets out comprehensive recommendations for the bold action that must be taken to prioritise children’s health and tackle the cruel impacts of obesity. Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “This report lays out...

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RCoA recommends appointment of local Anaphylaxis Leads

01 Oct 2019

The NAP6 project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists identified that perioperative anaphylaxis, though generally managed promptly and competently by anaesthetists, remains a significant complication of anaesthesia and surgery. The project identified that in 2016, 10 patients...

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital anaesthetists rewarded for...

27 Sep 2019

Anaesthetists at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College...

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust anaesthetists rewarded for...

19 Sep 2019

Anaesthetists at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) was presented at a ceremony on...

Survey reveals extent and impact of fatigue on hospital consultants...

03 Sep 2019

Politicians, healthcare bodies and Medical Royal Colleges from across the UK are backing the national Fight Fatigue Campaign to help raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on our NHS workforce. Despite growing support for the campaign there is still much to be...

Open letter to PM calling for health to be at heart of Brexit...

22 Aug 2019

Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to ask you to put patient safety and protecting the nation’s health at the heart of Brexit negotiations by inviting the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to join the ‘EU exit strategy’ committee. The implications of a no-deal exit...

Curriculum Review - Anaesthetic CCT Curriculum 2020 update

23 Jul 2019

Fellows and members may be aware that there is a large project to re-write the anaesthetic curriculum in line with new GMC standards that were published in May 2017. The proposed new curriculum will include three years core training (four years for ACCS) then four years for...

UPDATE: Supply Disruption Alert – Marcain Heavy 0.5 % Solution for...

19 Jul 2019

Further to the College’s previous announcement, the Medicines and Pharmacy Directorate at the Department of Health & Social Care has advised that licensed Marcain Heavy is now back in stock and available for Trusts to order.

Fitter Better Sooner resources shortlisted for BMA Patient...

12 Jul 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to announce that the Fitter Better Sooner patient information toolkit on preparing for surgery, has been shortlisted for the 2019 BMA Patient Information Awards. Endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of...

RCoA responds to the government’s reply to the Promoting...

10 Jul 2019

In response to the government’s reply to the ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’ consultation, Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research Board said: “We welcome the government’s proposed changes to...

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