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Position statement in support of reopening the Associate Specialist...

14 Nov 2018

  This position statement sets out the view of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists that the grade of Associate Specialist should be reopened to new entrants based on workforce need. This statement will be: placed on the College and...

Updated College guidance on Continuing Professional Development (...

14 Nov 2018

The College has published updated guidance on CPD for revalidation. It provides advice on the personal development plan, the role of the employer and signposts for reflection. It also includes examples of the types of activities that the College recognises for CPD. The guidance...

RCoA welcomes Each Baby Counts progress report

13 Nov 2018

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths,  Chair of the Clinical Quality and Research Board  at the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We welcome the publication of the  ‘Each Baby Counts progress report’ from the Royal  College  of  Obstetricians  and  Gynaecologists (RCoG) which forms...

Fourth Patient NELA Audit Report Published

07 Nov 2018

A new study from the Royal College of Anaesthetists around improvements in the care of patients before, during and after emergency bowel surgery shows enhanced patient care has led to the national 30-day mortality rate falling from 11.8 per cent to 9.5 per cent over the last...

NHS England Guidance on Medical Cannabis Use

01 Nov 2018

NHS England, as part of today’s announcement on medical cannabis, commissioned two pieces of interim guidance by the medical profession on its use.  The Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Radiologists were tasked with looking at its application to medicine...

Election to Council 2019: Ballot Open

29 Oct 2018

30 October 2018: RCoA Council elections open RCoA Council elections opened today (30 October) for two consultant vacancies and one trainee vacancy. This ballot is being conducted electronically. Over the next few days all fellows and trainees should receive an email with...

BMJ Awards 2019

24 Oct 2018

Entries are now open for the College sponsored Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year Award The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to be sponsoring the Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year category at the 2019 BMJ Awards. Entries are...

A collaborative alliance to tackle bullying

22 Oct 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has joined the National Guardian for the NHS and other healthcare organisations to support the formation of an alliance to address the unacceptably high levels of undermining and bullying behaviour throughout the NHS. The alliance will...

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Liverpool hospitals recognised for high quality patient care

19 Oct 2018

Anaesthetists at two Liverpool hospitals have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to local patients. The anaesthetic departments at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Aintree University Hospital received the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services...

FPM Position Statement on the medicinal use of cannabinoids in Pain...

16 Oct 2018

The Faculty has released a position statement on the use of cannabis derived medicinal products in relation to Pain Medicine.  The statement can be accessed here.

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