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Joint initiative launched to address the impact of fatigue on...

13 Dec 2017

Following the tragic death of an anaesthetic trainee who fell asleep while driving home after a hospital night shift, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (...

Consultation into regulation of MAPs - RCoA response

08 Dec 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is pleased that the Department of Health has taken the decision to consult on the regulation of Medical Associate Professions (MAPs) in the UK. The College’s consultation submission can be found here. The RCoA is fully committed to...

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges issues guidance on winter...

08 Dec 2017

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has today issued guidance to clinicians and hospital managers on coping with the additional pressures on the healthcare system caused by winter. The guidance provides practical examples of how to deal with the expected increase in admissions...

Joint RCoA and AAGBI statement on winter service pressures

01 Dec 2017

During last winter some anaesthetists in training were asked to work outside of their usual scope of practice due to unprecedented demands on clinical services. We communicated our concerns to Health Education England and issued the guidance below. As winter approaches again,...

RCoA response to GMC report on medical training

28 Nov 2017

Responding to the publication of the General Medical Council’s Training Environments report, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “This report presents a picture of an under-resourced system relying on doctors in the early stages of their career...

RCoA’s ACSA scheme recognised by Welsh health regulator

27 Nov 2017

The College’s Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) scheme has received recognition from the Welsh health regulator, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales. ACSA is a voluntary peer-reviewed scheme aimed at improving the quality of anaesthetic clinical services within both...

RCoA response to Autumn Budget

22 Nov 2017

Responding to today's Budget, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The additional funding announced in the Budget is clearly to be welcomed, but continues a pattern of providing just enough to treat the symptoms, but not enough to address the...

RCoA responds to calls from Simon Stevens and major health...

08 Nov 2017

Responding to a call for increased NHS funding from the Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, as well a separate joint-call from the Health Foundation, the King’s Fund, and the Nuffield Trust, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the RCoA said:   “We support these calls for...

Virtual 3D tour of RCoA and exam halls

19 Oct 2017

A new 3D virtual tour of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ building is live and available to view online. The latest in our series of interactive resources for examination candidates, the 3D tours provide a virtual version of Churchill House in Holborn, which our members can...

Third Patient NELA Audit Report published

13 Oct 2017

Improvements in the care of patients before, during and after emergency bowel surgeries have reduced patients’ average hospital stay from 19.2 days in 2013 to 16.6 days in 2016, saving the NHS an estimated £30 million annually. According to a joint national report published...

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