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Election to RCoA Council 2020: Nominations open

22 Jul 2019

Nominations for election to the Council of The Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open. Council comprises 24 seats, made up of: 20 consultant seats 2 SAS doctor seats and 2 trainee seats. The vacancies and timetable for 2020 are as follows: 3 consultant vacancies: Those...

UPDATE: Supply Disruption Alert – Marcain Heavy 0.5 % Solution for...

19 Jul 2019

Further to the College’s previous announcement, the Medicines and Pharmacy Directorate at the Department of Health & Social Care has advised that licensed Marcain Heavy is now back in stock and available for Trusts to order.

Joint statement on the statutory regulation of Anaesthesia...

18 Jul 2019

We welcome news of the General Medical Council being named as the regulator for Anaesthesia Associates. We look forward to working with the government, the GMC and wider stakeholders to ensure a statutory register is implemented as soon as possible. We have called for the...

Fitter Better Sooner resources shortlisted for BMA Patient...

12 Jul 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to announce that the Fitter Better Sooner patient information toolkit on preparing for surgery, has been shortlisted for the 2019 BMA Patient Information Awards. Endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of...

RCoA responds to the government’s reply to the Promoting...

10 Jul 2019

In response to the government’s reply to the ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’ consultation, Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research Board said: “We welcome the government’s proposed changes to...

RCoA response to GMC’s 2019 national training survey

08 Jul 2019

In response to the findings of the GMC’s 2019 national training survey, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “To see a year-on-year improvement where fewer anaesthetists in training are stating that their roles are being affected by...

RCoA response to pension concerns

08 Jul 2019

Dr Krishna Ramachandran, Chair of the Workforce and Strategy Committee said: “Whilst it is not within the remit of the Royal College of Anaesthetists to comment on salary scales, the issues affecting prompt and accurate salary payments, and of pensions does impact on the...

Supply Disruption Alert – Marcain Heavy 0.5% Solution for Injection

04 Jul 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists are aware of the supply distribution alert issued today by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for Marcain Heavy 0.5% Solution for Injection. We will continue to remain in direct contact with...

RCoA, Macmillan and NIHR launch Prehabilitation report for people...

02 Jul 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration have today launched a report calling for changes to the delivery of cancer care across the UK, with a greater focus on...

Your chance to join the BJA Education editorial board

17 Jun 2019

The British Journal of Anaesthesia is looking to recruit two anaesthetists in training members to the editorial board of BJA Education. The role will include overseeing the production of podcasts and contributing to the social media activities of the journal. Applicants should...

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