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Liverpool hospitals recognised for high quality patient care

19 Oct 2018

Anaesthetists at two Liverpool hospitals have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to local patients. The anaesthetic departments at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Aintree University Hospital received the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services...

The Anaesthetist – by your side when it matters booklet launches

15 Oct 2018

To celebrate World Anaesthesia Day (16 October 2018), the Royal College of Anaesthetists has today launched a booklet entitled, The Anaesthetist – by your side when it matters. The booklet has been developed for patients and the wider public to better understand the breadth of...

RCoA welcomes the regulation of Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia)

12 Oct 2018

Responding to the Department of Health and Social Care’s decision to proceed with the regulation of Physicians’ Assistants (Anaesthesia), Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We welcome and fully support the regulation of Physicians’...

RCoA responds to Care Quality Commission’s ‘State of Care’ report

11 Oct 2018

As the single largest group of hospital doctors, anaesthetists are driving the evolution of integrated perioperative care, coordinating a joined-up surgical pathway from the time an operation is contemplated, through to patient recovery, using a multi-disciplinary team across...

RCoA responds to Diabetes UK ‘Making hospitals safe for people with...

08 Oct 2018

Responding to the Diabetes UK ‘Making hospitals safe for people with diabetes’ report Professor Michael Grocott, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Perioperative Medicine  Leadership Group said: “Perioperative care is about looking after patients from the time surgery...

RCoA responds to expanded mental health support scheme to cover all...

05 Oct 2018

Responding to the announcement by NHS England of  an expanded mental health support scheme to cover all doctors working in the NHS in England, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists has called for the NHS...

Professor Ravi Mahajan has been elected President of the Royal...

19 Sep 2018

Today Professor Ravi Mahajan from Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust has been elected President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in succession to Dr Liam Brennan. Professor Ravi Mahajan, a highly regarded clinical academic and consultant anaesthetist, was first...

British researcher receives prestigious scientific award for ground...

11 Sep 2018

Dr John Glen, the British researcher who discovered and developed propofol - the world’s most widely used anaesthetic agent - has been awarded the prestigious Lasker~Debakey Clinical Medical Research Award. Propofol’s quick onset of action, in conjunction with patients’ rapid...

RCoA responds to the Secretary of State's priorities for the...

20 Jul 2018

Responding to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s speech on his priorities for the NHS, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “We welcome the commitment by the new Secretary of State to his three early priorities – technology,...

Recommendations made for anaesthetic care during childbirth

17 Jul 2018

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has published a report into anaesthetic care as part of its national quality improvement programme into stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occur during childbirth. The Each Baby Counts report found...

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