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RCoA response to CQC's third consultation on the Next Phase of...

29 Mar 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the Care Quality Commission Consultation third Our next phase of regulation A more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach - Independent healthcare As independent healthcare providers increasingly play a role in...

Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, a draft health and care...

26 Mar 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the Health Education England (HEE) consultation on its draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 'Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future'. The RCoA welcomes the publication of a workforce plan for medical and...

RCoA provides guidance on reflection

22 Mar 2018

The College is aware that many of our fellows and members, but particularly anaesthetists in training, continue to be concerned by the issues arising from the Bawa-Garba case. As stated in Presidents News in Feb 2018,   we are liaising with relevant bodies to ensure a climate...

Quality Assurance of the CPD Approval Scheme

21 Mar 2018

The quality assurance report for the CPD approval scheme at the Royal College of Anaesthetists is produced every year for the CPD Board to cover a number of its Terms of Reference, including reviewing the applications received for CPD approval and the subsequent decisions made...

RCoA response to Introducing ‘opt-out’ consent for organ and tissue...

09 Mar 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA) has provided a submission to the Department of Health and Social Care, in response to the consultation ‘Introducing ‘opt-out’ consent for organ and tissue donation in England’.  The submission does not argue a position regarding support...

RCoA responds to NCEPOD report on cerebral palsy

08 Mar 2018

Responding to the launch of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death’s Each and Every Need report on management of cerebral palsy in people aged 0-25, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “This report presents positive...

RCoA responds to launch of GIRFT Vascular Surgery Report

07 Mar 2018

Responding to the launch of the GIRFT Vascular Surgery Report, Dr Chris Snowden, joint clinical lead for the Anaesthetic and Perioperative Medicine GIRFT programme, said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased that the recommendations of the GIRFT Vascular Surgery Report...

FPM Professional Standards Committee advertising for new members

05 Mar 2018

The Faculty of Pain Medicine Professional Standards Committee (FPMPSC) are currently advertising for three new members. The FPMPSC is responsible for quality improvement matters, with particular reference to standards, clinical guideline development, continuing professional...

Election to the RCoA Welsh Board Results 2018

02 Mar 2018

Voting for the vacancies to the RCoA Welsh Board closed on 1 March 2018 at 17.00. I am pleased to announce that the following candidate was elected to the consultant board position for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board: Dr Jane Tanaka, Royal Gwent Hospital The full results...

RCoA response to the Call for Contributions for the Commission on...

22 Feb 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has submitted evidence to the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s independent Commission on the Future of Surgery. Our submission recommends that the Commission explores not only the future of surgical technology and innovations, but...

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