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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.

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...

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...

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