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Statement on Provision of Emergency Paediatric Neurosurgical...

09 Aug 2010

Joint Statement from the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) Regarding the Provision of Emergency Paediatric Neurosurgical Services   Endorsed by the: Association of Anaesthetists [AAGBI]; Association of Paediatric...

PA(A) supervision and limitation of scope of practice (August 2010...

01 Aug 2010

RCoA Executive Summary: It remains the responsibility of those leading departments of anaesthesia, together with their constituent consultants, to ensure that PA(A)s work under the supervision of a consultant anaesthetist at all times. The PA(A) must work at all times within an...

Statement on 'Liberating the NHS: report of the arms-length...

28 Jul 2010

The review aims to reduce bureaucracy and improve efficiency in a simplified landscape. This is to be welcomed if quality of outcomes and patient safety initiatives are protected. The Royal College of Anaesthetists has worked in very close partnership with the National Patient...

e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA)

05 Jul 2010

In light of the current financial climate the Department of Health (DH) recently conducted a review of e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) as part of an overall assessment of DH activities. Currently, the programme has been put on hold and the capital allocation to e-LfH has been...

PA(A) supervision and limitation of scope of practice (July 2010...

01 Jul 2010

RCoA Executive Summary:  It remains the responsibility of those leading departments of anaesthesia, together with their constituent consultants, to ensure that PA(A)s work under the supervision of a consultant anaesthetist at all times. The PA(A) must work at all times within an...

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

17 May 2010

The Presidents of the listed Colleges are pleased to announce the establishment of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of the United Kingdom. The Faculty will be located in and administered from the Royal College of Anaesthetists. The initiative is strongly supported by the...

For the attention of RAPMs!

01 Apr 2010

From April 2010, all completed Case Reports produced by Regional Advisors in Pain Medicine (RAPM) should be forwarded to Daniel Waeland at the Faculty of Pain Medicine (dwaeland@rcoa.ac.uk). As agreed at the RAPM Meeting, all case reports will be subject to cross-marking in...

Standards for Revalidation of Doctors in Pain Medicine

01 Feb 2010

The Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine has established a sub-group to consider the issue of revalidation in Pain Medicine. The practice of Pain Medicine differs from that of anaesthesia in significant ways; however many doctors practice both anaesthesia and Pain Medicine and...

Opioids for persistent pain: good practice

01 Jan 2010

A consensus statement prepared on behalf of the British Pain Society, the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Faculty of Addictions, Royal College of Psychiatrists...more »

Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group and TIVA connectors

20 Apr 2009

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) met on 8 April 2009; including representatives from the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the National Patient Safety Agency. It discussed possible cases of awareness under...

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