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Helping members comply with the Accessible Information Standard

18 Dec 2018

Adherence to the Accessible Information Standard means that the varying communication needs of patients should be considered when creating resources for use by the general public. As this also applies to online information to which patients may be redirected, the College has...

Revised College Strategic Plan 2018-2021

17 Dec 2018

Since the College's five-year Strategic Plan was implemented in 2016, it has continued to set the direction of not only of our work, but our vision for the future of anaesthesia. Now we are half way through the life of this Strategy, and with a new president and governance...

RCoA and Diabetes UK respond to report on the perioperative...

17 Dec 2018

Responding to the publication [Thursday 13 December 2018] of the ‘National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcomes and Deaths’ (NCEPOD) ‘High and Lows’ report, a review of the quality of adult diabetes care for patients who underwent a surgical procedure, Professor Ravi...

RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists winter pressures statement

12 Dec 2018

The NHS faces increasing emergency pathway demands, and it is likely once again, that during the winter, doctors in training may be asked to work outside their conventional training placements. We have re-issued the guidance below and will continue to raise concerns with health...

Epsom & St Helier Hospitals’ anaesthetic team awarded for high...

12 Dec 2018

Anaesthetists at Epsom & St Helier University 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...

Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines guidance

12 Dec 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the publication of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines guidance and is pleased both to support and endorse this document. Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the RCoA's Clinical Quality and...

One million interactions on the Lifelong Learning platform

11 Dec 2018

Since the August 2018 launch of the Lifelong Learning platform, over one million interactions with the platform have taken place. This milestone is the culmination of over two years of intense testing by various stakeholders, followed by a phased roll-out of the portal. The one...

RCoA welcomes the Future of Surgery Report

07 Dec 2018

Commenting on the ‘Future of Surgery’ report from the Royal College of Surgeons, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We welcomed the opportunity to input into this important report and it is pleasing to see it highlight the increasing...

Election to Council results 2019

04 Dec 2018

Voting for election to Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists closed on Monday 3 December at 12:00pm. The College can confirm the following candidates have been elected: Consultant vacancies: Felicity Plaat Mike Swart Trainee vacancy: Sarah Muldoon As in previous years...

Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services (GPAS) 2019...

03 Dec 2018

The College has updated three draft chapters of the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services (GPAS) 2019 using the College’s NICE-accredited development process. Consultation on these guidelines will be open from today until Friday 4 January 2019. We invite your...

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