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Updated College guidance on supporting information for revalidation

01 Dec 2018

In March 2018 the GMC published updated guidance on supporting information for appraisal and revalidation.There is no significant change to the supporting information required by the GMC for a positive revalidation, recommendation are as follows: continuing professional...

GMC 2018 National Training Survey Report

30 Nov 2018

Commenting on the key findings from the GMC’s 2018 National Training Survey Report, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We’re delighted to see that approximately nine in 10 anaesthetists in training report the quality of their...

RCoA launches its first blog

28 Nov 2018

This week the College launched its first blog for which we are keen to take contributions from fellows, members and partners on issues and topics of relevance to the specialty and wider NHS. Blogs can be written by anyone with an affiliation to the College and/or anaesthesia, so...

FPM Briefing statement on the Management of Opioid Medication

27 Nov 2018

The Faculty have released a statement to health professionals on the management of opioid medications which sets out the issues and recommendations for action. To view the full statement please click here.

Patient Safety Update published

27 Nov 2018

The Patient Safety Update outlining cases reported from July 2017 – June 2018 is now available on the  SALG website for download. Topics highlighted in this update include: complications of neuraxial block epidural insertion technique prone position anaphylaxis nasogastric tubes...

Joint RCoA and the Association of Anaesthetists 2018 Trainee Salary...

22 Nov 2018

The introduction of the new terms and conditions of the 2016 junior doctor contact in England highlighted many issues for anaesthetists in training, in particular that of pay. Following the 2017 August job changeover, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (College) and the...

RCoA and British Medical Association call for action on rest...

19 Nov 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the British Medical Association (BMA) are calling on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to deliver on his priority of “valuing, fighting for and championing NHS staff”, by ensuring all healthcare staff have access to high-...

Wirral hospital’s anaesthetic team recognised for high quality...

15 Nov 2018

Anaesthetists at Wirral University Teaching Hospital have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to local patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) was presented at a ceremony on 15...

RCoA responds to ‘health care workforce in England’ report

15 Nov 2018

Responding to the joint report from the Health Foundation, The Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “It’s absolutely clear that we need to address the fragmentation in workforce planning and replace it...

New College guidance on patient and colleague feedback

14 Nov 2018

A key part of the revalidation guidance series, new advice on participation in patient and colleague feedback has been published by the College. The guidance provides information on a number of areas including logistics in obtaining patient feedback: when to collect it, the need...

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