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RCoA responds to The Royal College of Physicians calling for more...

29 Apr 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) supports the call by the Royal College of Physicians for more research to be undertaken within NHS Trusts across England. Clinical research is the backbone of patient care and the NIAA Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) at the...

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust take home the Anaesthesia...

26 Apr 2019

The anaesthetic team at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust was named Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year at the 2019 BMJ Awards held in London on Wednesday 24 April. The BMJ Awards celebrate excellence in the delivery of clinicians and the teams they work...

2019 Annual General Meeting

26 Apr 2019

The College’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Tuesday 21 May in London as part of our Anaesthesia 2019 event at etc venues St Paul’s. The AGM agenda is available here. If you are not attending Anaesthesia 2019 but would still like to attend the AGM please email...

RCoA responds to implementing the NHS Long Term Plan – proposals...

24 Apr 2019

The Long Term Plan sets an ambitious course for the NHS and we welcome the aim of this consultation to amend legislation which creates barriers to the integration of services. The RCoA has supported better integration of services since the inception of the 44 STPs outlined in...

Annual Review 2018

18 Apr 2019

The College’s 2018 Annual Review and Financial Statements 2017-2018 have been published and are available online and for download. The annual review summarises what was an important year for the College. It provides detailed reports from all College directorates, including...

Patient Safety Update published

17 Apr 2019

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) has issued their Patient Safety Update, which contains important learning regarding reported anaesthesia-related untoward incidents. This update contains anonymous case studies from October to December 2018 and includes items relating to...

Tom Grinyer to leave RCoA after four years of strong strategic...

16 Apr 2019

Responding to the news that Royal College of Anaesthetists' Chief Executive, Tom Grinyer, has accepted the role of Chief Executive of the British Medical Association, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the College said: "I'd like to thank and congratulate Tom for his...

FPM statement on The Lancet's pain management series

12 Apr 2019

The FPM is pleased to see the timely publication of a series of articles on the problems of post-operative pain management, opioids and hyperalgesia being published from today in the Lancet https://bit.ly/2If1l4I The  focus on post-operative pain and its link to longer term...

New guideline: Prevention and management of accidental awareness...

10 Apr 2019

A new guideline offering practical guidance on the prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia will be published today and made available to all anaesthetists, clinical and medical directors of hospitals and health service management throughout...

Council members help reduce the College’s carbon footprint, one...

10 Apr 2019

Hot on the heels of the College publishing its first Sustainability Strategy – members of College Council are taking the serious task of reducing the organisation’s carbon footprint one step (or cycle ride) at a time. Today Council members have either walked or cycled the entire...

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