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NAP7: submit your topic submission

20 Nov 2017

The Health Services Research Centre is now accepting topic submissions for the College’s 7th National Audit Project (NAP7). National Audit Projects study anaesthesia-related complications of low incidence that are potentially serious for patients. The projects are important for...

RCoA launches framework for medical schools on anaesthetic education

13 Nov 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has launched a framework for medical schools to incorporate anaesthetic, intensive care, pain medicine and perioperative medicine into their education programmes. The framework demonstrates how an understanding of these areas of medicine can...

College membership extended to medical students and foundation year...

13 Nov 2017

As part of the five year strategy of supporting anaesthetists throughout their career, the College is pleased to announce the launch of a new membership service for medical students and foundation year doctors. The new membership service was announced at the launch of the...

Anaesthesia 2018: The International Meeting of the RCoA

11 Sep 2017

As part of the College’s emerging education strategy and after listening to input from our fellows and members, the College looks forward to hosting in May, our first annual two-day international conference: Anaesthesia 2018. Taking place between 22 and 23 May 2018 at the...

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...

e-Learning Anaesthesia turns ten

27 Aug 2017

e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA) celebrates its ten year anniversary this month as the award-winning, free online learning programme for anaesthesia. One of the eight original programmes which were part of the broader e-Learning for Healthcare umbrella, e-LA has grown to more than...

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/NIHR Research Awards 2017

02 Aug 2017

The RCoA is pleased to announce three joint awards in conjunction with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). The awards are designed to recognise NHS clinicians (consultants and trainees) who are making outstanding contributions to...

College Tutors Meeting 2017

20 Jun 2017

Our 2017 College Tutors Meeting has concluded for another year. With around 300 delegates in attendance, highlights included a keynote lecture from Dr Colin Melville, Director of Education and Standards, GMC. There were also presentations from Dr JP Lomas, RCoA Council member on...

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