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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...

RCoA response to CQC State of Care report

09 Oct 2017

Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) State of Care report, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “As the single largest group of hospital doctors, anaesthetists play a critical role in the care of two-thirds of all hospital...

SafeguardingPlus - new information for anaesthetists

04 Sep 2017

Protecting patients from harm and abuse is the responsibility of practitioners from all medical specialties. Anaesthetists play a particularly critical role in safeguarding due to their work across the perioperative pathway. Today, the Royal College of Anaesthetists launches...

Response to Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

30 Aug 2017

In response to today's release of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “We welcome the ambition for UK patients to be 'at the front of the queue' for innovative medical technology and treatments, but when...

Response to UKSTSG Shape of Training Report

17 Aug 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists acknowledges the publication of the report from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group (UKSTSG) and recognises many of the challenges it highlights for medical education and training in the UK.  We welcome the Group's main conclusion that the...

New BJA Education Editor in Chief announced

16 Aug 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jonathan Thompson as Editor in Chief of BJA Education to succeed Jeremy Langton from October 2017.  Professor Thompson is Honorary Professor and Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University Hospitals of...

RCoA response to new NHS performance statistics

11 Aug 2017

In response to the latest performance statistics released by NHS England, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “These figures show that the NHS is in a fragile place right now and needs to be handled with care. “Patient outcomes will be...

‘Best Anaesthetic Team’ in the UK named

05 May 2017

The anaesthetic team at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board) was named Anaesthetic Team of the Year in the RCoA-sponsored 2017 BMJ Awards at a ceremony in London last night. The team, led by ODP Paul Harris, Dr Shakeel Moideen and...

RCoA & AAGBI launch #KnockItOut

03 May 2017

In support of #HammerItOut, a campaign by the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) to tackle bullying, harassment and undermining, the RCoA Trainee Committee and the AAGBI GAT (Group of Anaesthetists in Training) Committee today jointly launch #KnockItOut. The results...

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