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Dr Joachim Boldt

04 Mar 2011

The Royal College of Anaesthetists would condemn wholeheartedly any research undertaken without ethical approval and this is particularly alarming in a healthcare environment where the outcome of such action may impact on patients. Further academic professional comment on this...

RCoA responds to the House of Commons Health Committee report on...

01 Mar 2011

The Health Committee’s support for the GMC’s aim of making the revalidation process simpler based on systems already in place is welcomed by the College. Revalidation is new for the medical profession and in introducing it, a straightforward process is necessary to ensure its...

Update – Case Reports

01 Feb 2011

Doctors starting their Advanced Pain Training (APT) from 1 February 2011 will be required to take the FFPMRCA Examination in addition to achieving the competencies of their APT.  As the Examination will act as an important assessment milestone, these doctors will only be...

RCoA responds to the publication of the Health and Social Care Bill

21 Jan 2011

The legislative framework contained within the Health and Social Care Bill and its associated service changes impact on all areas of healthcare. The College welcomes some aspects of the Bill but also has concerns about the possible effect on anaesthesia, critical care and pain...

Elective and Emergency Surgery in the Elderly: An Age Old Problem

30 Nov 2010

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the launch of this NCEPOD report on the elderly and, as the perioperative physicians in the hospital, we take particular note of the highlighted critical care and pain issues. This report is timely; it will allow and encourage...

e-Learning Anaesthesia wins another prestigious national award

16 Nov 2010

e-Learning for Healthcare’s e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA) project won bronze for ‘best e-learning project securing widespread adoption’ at the e.learning age awards ceremony in London on Thursday, 11 November 2010. Click here to view the full press release 

New FPM Board Members elected

03 Nov 2010

Two new members have been elected to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine via a postal vote, the successful candidates were Dr Beverley Collett and Dr Stephen Ward. The results in full were as follows: Candidate Votes COLLETT, Beverly  91 WARD, Stephen 52 JOHNSON, Tim 49...

Anaesthesia information for children

23 Oct 2010

A new series of leaflets designed specifically for children and young people, written by a team of parents, play specialists and doctors, with advice from hundreds of young people aged 4 years and upwards ...more

Cosmetic Surgery: On the face of it

16 Sep 2010

The Royal College of Anesthetists welcomes the report ‘On the face of it’. This review of the organisational structures surrounding the practice of cosmetic surgery is released today by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death. Many of the findings are of...

Statement on the NPSA's Safer Neuraxial Connectors Alert (...

18 Aug 2010

Safer spinal (intrathecal), epidural and regional devicesNational Patient Safety Agency Alert NPSA/2009/PSA004A The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) has acknowledged the concerns of the specialty surrounding the above National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) Alert. The...

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