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RCoA’s first infographic for patients provides clear advice on...

13 May 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has published its first infographic for patients – Common events and risks in anaesthesia. Illustrating risk with an infographic is a helpful way for patients of all reading abilities to understand complex information. The risks associated with...

RCoA responds to the NHS Confederation consultation defining the...

30 Apr 2019

As the focus of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships shifts naturally to population health, increased responsibility for ICSs in local workforce decisions seems a logical evolution to ensure that the services they provide reflect the...

FPM response to government plans to improve packaging warnings for...

29 Apr 2019

The Faculty of Pain Medicine is pleased to see that the government is moving forward with plans to improve the packaging warnings on all Opioid and Opioid containing medications. We have been involved in an initiative led by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory...

RCoA responds to The Royal College of Physicians calling for more...

29 Apr 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) supports the call by the Royal College of Physicians for more research to be undertaken within NHS Trusts across England. Clinical research is the backbone of patient care and the NIAA Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) at the...

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust take home the Anaesthesia...

26 Apr 2019

The anaesthetic team at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust was named Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year at the 2019 BMJ Awards held in London on Wednesday 24 April. The BMJ Awards celebrate excellence in the delivery of clinicians and the teams they work...

2019 Annual General Meeting

26 Apr 2019

The College’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Tuesday 21 May in London as part of our Anaesthesia 2019 event at etc venues St Paul’s. The AGM agenda is available here. If you are not attending Anaesthesia 2019 but would still like to attend the AGM please email...

RCoA responds to implementing the NHS Long Term Plan – proposals...

24 Apr 2019

The Long Term Plan sets an ambitious course for the NHS and we welcome the aim of this consultation to amend legislation which creates barriers to the integration of services. The RCoA has supported better integration of services since the inception of the 44 STPs outlined in...

Annual Review 2018

18 Apr 2019

The College’s 2018 Annual Review and Financial Statements 2017-2018 have been published and are available online and for download. The annual review summarises what was an important year for the College. It provides detailed reports from all College directorates, including...

Patient Safety Update published

17 Apr 2019

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) has issued their Patient Safety Update, which contains important learning regarding reported anaesthesia-related untoward incidents. This update contains anonymous case studies from October to December 2018 and includes items relating to...

Tom Grinyer to leave RCoA after four years of strong strategic...

16 Apr 2019

Responding to the news that Royal College of Anaesthetists' Chief Executive, Tom Grinyer, has accepted the role of Chief Executive of the British Medical Association, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the College said: "I'd like to thank and congratulate Tom for his...

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