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Safe. Sustainable. Effective: developing a long-term plan for the...

01 Oct 2018

A joint submission from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the RCoA’s Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) (September 2018) This joint submission on developing a long-term plan for the NHS, from the RCoA and the RCoA’s FPM, provides a number of recommendations for how, over...

FPM New Membership Routes

24 Sep 2018

The Faculty of Pain Medicine undertook a working party on membership over the last year, which coincided with the RCoA’s governance review.  There were two clear outcomes from this working party and another from the FPM work on the governance review, which has led to some...

RCoA responds to BMA’s 'Caring, Supportive, Collaborative?...

20 Sep 2018

Responding to the British Medical Association’s new report, ‘Caring, Supportive, Collaborative?’  Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The fact that these report findings will not be a surprise to NHS staff working across the country,...

RCoA responds to King’s Fund report on Integrated Care Systems

20 Sep 2018

Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The King’s Fund report highlights the encouraging start that Integrated Care Systems have made. In order to realise their full potential, policies, regulations and payment systems must be aligned to...

Professor Ravi Mahajan has been elected President of the Royal...

19 Sep 2018

Today 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, a highly regarded clinical academic and consultant anaesthetist, was first...

What it means to be a Council Member

18 Sep 2018

It’s that time of year again, when the College invites members and fellows to run for Council and, in turn, to vote. Will you overlook the invitation? Will you vote? Turnout is steadily improving but still College elections are often lost, rather than won, through low levels of...

Hospital’s anaesthetic team recognised for high quality patient care

14 Sep 2018

Anaesthetists at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to local patients. The anaesthetic department at the hospital received the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of...

RCoA responds to HSIB report on wrong site anaesthetic nerve block

13 Sep 2018

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the College’s Clinical Quality and Research Board said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the publication of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s (HSIB) report on Wrong Site Anaesthetic Nerve Block and fully accepts the...

RCoA welcomes new guidance on reflective practice

13 Sep 2018

In response to the publication of The Reflective Practitioner guidance and toolkit, jointly developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the UK Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, the General Medical Council, and the Medical Schools Council, Dr Liam Brennan,...

British researcher receives prestigious scientific award for ground...

11 Sep 2018

Dr John Glen, the British researcher who discovered and developed propofol - the world’s most widely used anaesthetic agent - has been awarded the prestigious Lasker~Debakey Clinical Medical Research Award. Propofol’s quick onset of action, in conjunction with patients’ rapid...

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