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RCoA response to Williams’ review report on gross negligence...

11 Jun 2018

Responding to Sir Norman Williams’ rapid policy review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “It must not be forgotten that the origin of this review was a family’s tragic loss, with the premature...

RCoA submission to the Joint Committee on the Draft Health Service...

11 Jun 2018

The RCoA has submitted evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill. The Bill will set in statute ‘the establishment of the Health Service Safety Investigations Body (“HSSIB”) as an independent statutory body, with powers to conduct...

RCoA statement on the report into hyponatraemia-related deaths in...

31 May 2018

Responding to the publication of the joint response to Justice O’Hara’s report about hyponatremia-related deaths in Northern Ireland, Dr Darrell Lowry, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Northern Irish Board, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with the families of the...

Joint RCoA and AAGBI SAS report launched

22 May 2018

The joint RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) report Working together – Crossing boundaries, inspiring and supporting our SAS doctors is now available after being launched at the College’s flagship Anaesthesia 2018 meeting on 22 May. The...

RCoA response to Health Foundation report

22 May 2018

Responding to new research from the Health Foundation, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “We need to take a step back and ask why this number of patients, with complex health and care needs, are presenting in emergency settings at all....

Professor Ravi Mahajan elected next President of the College

18 May 2018

Professor Ravi Mahajan from Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust has been elected President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in succession to Dr Liam Brennan. Professor Ravi Mahajan is a highly regarded clinical academic and anaesthetist. He was elected to RCoA’s...

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RCoA undertakes largest ever study of anaphylaxis in anaesthesia...

13 May 2018

Published today the 6th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (NAP6) is the largest ever prospective study of anaphylaxis1 related to anaesthesia and surgery. The study has taken three years and included identifying and investigating every case of life-...

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust crowned Anaesthesia...

11 May 2018

The anaesthetic team at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust was named Anaesthesia and Perioperative Team of the Year in the RCoA-sponsored 2018 BMJ Awards at a ceremony in London on Thursday 10 May.  The team, led by consultant anaesthetist Dr Elaine O’Shea, won the...

RCoA and FICM update on ICM ST3 offers

05 May 2018

The College and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) were made aware yesterday of problems with the Royal College of Physicians London (RCPL) led medical training recruitment processes. This has had a knock-on effect to destabilise single and dual specialty ICM...

Passing of Professor Michael Rosen

03 May 2018

It is with great sadness that the Royal College of Anaesthetists announces that our past president (1988 - 91), Professor Michael Rosen, has died after a long illness. A graduate of St Andrews University, Professor Rosen spent most of his working life as a consultant...

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