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Guidelines for Provision of Anaesthetic Services 2019

31 Jan 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce that the Guidelines for Provision of Anaesthetic Services 2019 (GPAS) have now been published. This is the first time that all chapters have been updated using our NICE accredited development process. NICE accreditation...

Anaesthetists to launch largest ever study of cardiac arrest during...

30 Jan 2019

Anaesthetists across the UK are due to commence the largest ever study of cardiac arrest occurring during general anaesthesia and surgery. Managed by the Health Services Research Centre on behalf of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Seventh National Audit Project (NAP7)...

FPM release joint Outcome Measures guidance

25 Jan 2019

The Faculty and the British Pain Society (BPS) have jointly developed a practical guidance document of outcome scales which are appropriate to pain management.   The group, Chaired by FPM Board member Dr Ganesan Baranidharan, specifically selected this set of well validated...

RCoA responds to HSIB report on Transfer of Critically Ill Adults

23 Jan 2019

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research Board said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the publication of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s (HSIB) report on the Transfer of Critically Ill Adults...

2019 Annual General Meeting

10 Jan 2019

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Royal College of Anaesthetists will be held as follows: Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 12:40pm etc venues St Pauls 200 Aldersgate London EC1A 4HD The procedure for the submission of motions to the agenda is set by RCoA’s Regulations. Any motions...

Worcestershire anaesthetists rewarded for high quality patient care

09 Jan 2019

Anaesthetists at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) was presented at a ceremony...

RCoA and NIHR Research Awards 2019

08 Jan 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for three awards in conjunction with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). The awards are designed to recognise NHS clinicians (consultants and...

RCoA responds to NHS Long Term Plan

07 Jan 2019

In response to the publication of the long-term plan for the NHS Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Long Term Plan sets an ambitious course for the NHS over the next decade. Its success will be dependent on a number of other...

Association of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Anaesthetists...

21 Dec 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care has written to health and social care providers on what they need to consider in the period leading up to March 2019 in case of a no deal Brexit. In response, the Association of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Anaesthetists have...

RCoA responds to Home Office future skills-based immigration system...

19 Dec 2018

Commenting on the recently published Government White Paper on the future immigration system  Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “For many years, our hospitals have relied on free movement, not only of clinicians, but also of non-...

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