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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust anaesthetists rewarded for high...

30 May 2019

Anaesthetists at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) was presented at a ceremony on 30 May. ACSA is the College’s peer-...

FPM/RCoA Call to Action: Perioperative Opioid Management

30 May 2019

There is increasing public and professional concern regarding the increase in opioid prescriptions in the UK, which correlates closely with an increase in opioid-related deaths (1). The scale of the opioid crisis in the USA has gained much media attention in the UK. While the...

First UK independent hospital to receive Anaesthesia Clinical...

22 May 2019

The anaesthetic team at Benenden Hospital Trust in Kent has today become the first within a UK independent hospital to be awarded the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). The ACSA accreditation is the RCoA...

Dr David Selwyn appointed as Director of the Centre for...

20 May 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr David Selwyn as the inaugural Director of the Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC). The CPOC is a cross-specialty centre dedicated to the promotion, advancement and development of perioperative...

The pioneering Centre for Perioperative Care launched to improve...

20 May 2019

The Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC) was launched on Monday 20 May by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, as a cross-specialty, national centre dedicated to the promotion, advancement and development of perioperative care. CPOC will facilitate and encourage cross-...

RCoA President and Vice-President Elections

17 May 2019

Following the completion of the 2019-2020 Royal College of Anaesthetists elections for President and Vice Presidents, the College is pleased to announce Professor Ravi Mahajan (Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust) has been re-elected College President for a second year. Dr...

Fight Fatigue campaign welcomes confirmed NHS England trust funding...

17 May 2019

We welcome the recent announcement that every NHS Trust in England will receive funding towards improving rest facilities, following an agreement reached between the government and the BMA.  The Royal College of Anaesthetists, The Association of Anaesthetists, and the Faculty of...

RCoA’s first infographic for patients provides clear advice on...

13 May 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has published its first infographic for patients – Common events and risks in anaesthesia. Illustrating risk with an infographic is a helpful way for patients of all reading abilities to understand complex information. The risks associated with...

RCoA responds to the NHS Confederation consultation defining the...

30 Apr 2019

As the focus of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships shifts naturally to population health, increased responsibility for ICSs in local workforce decisions seems a logical evolution to ensure that the services they provide reflect the...

FPM response to government plans to improve packaging warnings for...

29 Apr 2019

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is pleased to see that the government is moving forward with plans to improve the packaging warnings on all Opioid and Opioid containing medications. We have been involved in an initiative led by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory...

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