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Faculty of Pain Medicine responds to establishment of independent...

09 Mar 2019

In response to reports in the national media of the planned establishment of independent cannabinoid clinics in the UK, Dr Barry Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine said: "The Faculty of Pain Medicine is aware that clinics are being established in the UK by companies...

RCoA releases film showcasing anaesthesia as a career in...

05 Mar 2019

To help celebrate National Careers Week – the College has released a film, aimed at undergraduates considering a career in anaesthesia. The film features six anaesthetists at various stages of their careers discussing their personal experiences with the specialty. It gives first...

FPM Deputy Education Meetings Advisor Role

27 Feb 2019

The Faculty are advertising for a Deputy Education Meetings Advisor (EMA). This role is co-opted to the FPM Professional Standards Committee (FPMPSC) and the role holder will be responsible for, along with the Lead EMA,  identifying topics, speakers and organisers for the series...

FPM release framework for pain services for cancer and life-...

25 Feb 2019

The Faculty along with the Association for Palliative Medicine, Association of Cancer Physicians and the Royal College of Radiologists (Faculty of Clinical Oncology), have written a framework for pain service provisions for adults in the UK who have cancer or life-limiting...

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RCoA responds to NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing...

20 Feb 2019

Responding to Health Education England’s publication of the report from the NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission, Dr Janice Fazackerley, Vice-President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “Staff wellbeing and patient safety are intertwined and it’s been...

BMJ Awards 2019: RCoA congratulates finalists

13 Feb 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists congratulates the anaesthetic teams within the below hospitals and Trusts, for being shortlisted for the Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year Award in the 2019 BMJ Awards: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn - Arterial...

Dedicated care before and after surgery offers patients a ‘...

12 Feb 2019

Exercise and nutritional support before an operation could reduce the time patients spend recovering in hospital after surgery, according to new report by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (the College). The report, A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in...

Fatigue and its role in night surgery adverse events

08 Feb 2019

Responding to the publication of a paper in the British Journal of Anaesthesia that reports a higher incidence of adverse patient safety events during night-time surgery, Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research...

RCoA response to the consultation outcome on the regulation of...

07 Feb 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published its response to the consultation on ‘the regulation of medical associate professionals in the UK’. The College is pleased that the consultation response confirms the government’s intention to introduce statutory...

Anaesthetic Assessors for MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries into...

07 Feb 2019

The College and Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association are seeking to appoint new anaesthetic and critical care assessors for the MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths. In the first instance we are seeking to appoint four national assessors (two anaesthetic, two...

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