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FPM statement on The Lancet's pain management series

12 Apr 2019

The FPM is pleased to see the timely publication of a series of articles on the problems of post-operative pain management, opioids and hyperalgesia being published from today in the Lancet https://bit.ly/2If1l4I The  focus on post-operative pain and its link to longer term...

New guideline: Prevention and management of accidental awareness...

10 Apr 2019

A new guideline offering practical guidance on the prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia will be published today and made available to all anaesthetists, clinical and medical directors of hospitals and health service management throughout...

Council members help reduce the College’s carbon footprint, one...

10 Apr 2019

Hot on the heels of the College publishing its first Sustainability Strategy – members of College Council are taking the serious task of reducing the organisation’s carbon footprint one step (or cycle ride) at a time. Today Council members have either walked or cycled the entire...

FPM Training and Assessment Committee advertising for new members

25 Mar 2019

The Faculty of Pain Medicine Training and Assessment Committee (FPMTAC) are currently advertising for two new members. The FPMTAC make appropriate recommendations to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine with regard to training and assessment in Pain Medicine in the United...

RCoA marks NHS Sustainability Day with the launch of its first...

21 Mar 2019

Today the College celebrates NHS Sustainability Day with the launch of its first Sustainability Strategy. The College is committed to embedding sustainability in everything it does and Council member Dr Lucy Williams has created a comprehensive strategy that encompasses this. It...

RCoA response to NHS Improvement’s Interim Workforce Implementation...

19 Mar 2019

NHS Improvement was tasked in March 2019 by the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to develop an Interim Workforce Implementation Plan, as part of the overall Implementation Plan for the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). The review, led by Baroness Dido...

RCoA and FICM respond to enFlow IV fluid warming device health alert

15 Mar 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine are closely monitoring the situation regarding Vyaire’s announcement on 13 March 2019 of their product recall of the enFlow® Fluid Warming System Disposable Cartridges. This follows the alert raised by the...

World Sleep Day: Growing support for Fight Fatigue campaign

15 Mar 2019

World Sleep Day, today (15 March 2019), marks one year since the launch of the national Fight Fatigue campaign, a joint initiative of the College, the Association of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of...

RCoA responds to NHS England’s interim report for the Review of NHS...

12 Mar 2019

Responding to NHS England’s interim report for the Review of NHS Access Standards, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The NHS’ Long Term Plan set an ambitious series of commitments to improve patient care. In that context it makes...

Finalists announced for the 2019 BMJ Anaesthesia and Perioperative...

12 Mar 2019

The team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn was nominated for its arterial line safety. By developing a non-injectable arterial connecter which ensured that clinical staff could take a blood sample but never inject into an artery, the team was shown to improve...

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