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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...

RCoA welcomes funded commitment for critical care services in Wales

12 Jul 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, of a national programme to redesign critical care services in Wales, enabled by £15 million of recurrent funding. Ongoing concerns...

Lancashire NHS Trust’s anaesthetic team recognised for high quality...

26 Jun 2018

Anaesthetists at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to local patients. The Trust, which includes Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital, received the...

RCoA response to Williams’ review report on gross negligence...

11 Jun 2018

Responding to Sir Norman Williams’ rapid policy review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “It must not be forgotten that the origin of this review was a family’s tragic loss, with the premature...

RCoA statement on the report into hyponatraemia-related deaths in...

31 May 2018

Responding to the publication of the joint response to Justice O’Hara’s report about hyponatremia-related deaths in Northern Ireland, Dr Darrell Lowry, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Northern Irish Board, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with the families of the...

Joint RCoA and AAGBI SAS report launched

22 May 2018

The joint RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) report Working together – Crossing boundaries, inspiring and supporting our SAS doctors is now available after being launched at the College’s flagship Anaesthesia 2018 meeting on 22 May. The...

Professor Ravi Mahajan elected next President of the Royal College...

18 May 2018

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 is a highly regarded clinical academic and anaesthetist. He was elected to RCoA’s...

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RCoA undertakes largest ever study of anaphylaxis in anaesthesia...

13 May 2018

Published today the 6th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (NAP6) is the largest ever prospective study of anaphylaxis1 related to anaesthesia and surgery. The study has taken three years and included identifying and investigating every case of life-...

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust crowned Anaesthesia...

11 May 2018

The anaesthetic team at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust was named Anaesthesia and Perioperative Team of the Year in the RCoA-sponsored 2018 BMJ Awards at a ceremony in London on Thursday 10 May.  The team, led by consultant anaesthetist Dr Elaine O’Shea, won the...

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