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One million interactions on the Lifelong Learning platform

11 Dec 2018

Since the August 2018 launch of the Lifelong Learning platform, over one million interactions with the platform have taken place. This milestone is the culmination of over two years of intense testing by various stakeholders, followed by a phased roll-out of the portal. The one...

Fourth Patient NELA Audit Report Published

07 Nov 2018

A new study from the Royal College of Anaesthetists around improvements in the care of patients before, during and after emergency bowel surgery shows enhanced patient care has led to the national 30-day mortality rate falling from 11.8 per cent to 9.5 per cent over the last...

BMJ Awards 2019

24 Oct 2018

Entries are now open for the College sponsored Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year Award The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to be sponsoring the Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year category at the 2019 BMJ Awards. Entries are...

RCoA invites applications for clinical lead for NAP7: perioperative...

03 Oct 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is inviting applications for a fixed term appointment to lead the National Audit Project 7 (NAP7). NAP7 will examine perioperative cardiac arrest in NHS and independent hospitals in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The successful...

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...

Snapshot study reveals record high in operations cancelled on day...

07 Sep 2018

Research led by the Health Services Research Centre at the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the University College London Surgical Outcomes Research Centre today reveals one in seven operations in UK hospitals are cancelled on the day of surgery. Published in the British...

NAP7 topic has been selected: perioperative cardiac arrest

03 Sep 2018

The RCoA is pleased to announce that the topic of the Seventh National Audit Project (NAP7) will be perioperative cardiac arrest. A panel comprised of senior clinicians from the RCoA, the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA), Health Services Research Centre (HSRC),...

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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-...

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...

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