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Fitter Better Sooner – preparing for surgery information toolkit...

02 Oct 2018

  As part of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ (RCoA) commitment to championing perioperative medicine, the College has launched Fitter Better Sooner – a patient information toolkit aimed at advising patients on how to prepare for going in to hospital and encouraging them to...

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...

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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...

Fluid fasting before general anaesthesia in young children

01 May 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists supports the joint consensus statement from the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology and L'Association Des Anesthesistes-Reanimatuers Pediatriques d'Expression...

RCoA Annual Review 2017

12 Apr 2018

The College’s 2017 Annual Review and Financial Statements 2016-2017 have been published are available online and for download. The annual review summarises what was both a milestone and record-breaking year for the College. It provides detailed reports from all College...

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 (...

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...

Winter Pressures: Guidance for anaesthetists asked to work outside...

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 supports Choosing Wisely campaign

24 Oct 2016

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, supported by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), has today launched the Choosing Wisely campaign across the UK. Choosing Wisely is aimed at encouraging patients and doctors to discuss the risks and benefits of available treatments...

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