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RCoA responds to Care Quality Commission’s ‘State of Care’ report

11 Oct 2018

As the single largest group of hospital doctors, anaesthetists are driving the evolution of integrated perioperative care, coordinating a joined-up surgical pathway from the time an operation is contemplated, through to patient recovery, using a multi-disciplinary team across...

FPM Acute Pain Medicine representative role

09 Oct 2018

The Faculty are recruting for a new Acute Pain Medicine representative. This representative sits on the the FPM Board and FPM Training and Assessment Committee (FPMTAC) as a co-opted member and advises on issues and updates on Acute Pain. For further information and the...

RCoA responds to Diabetes UK ‘Making hospitals safe for people with...

08 Oct 2018

Responding to the Diabetes UK ‘Making hospitals safe for people with diabetes’ report Professor Michael Grocott, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Perioperative Medicine  Leadership Group said: “Perioperative care is about looking after patients from the time surgery...

RCoA responds to expanded mental health support scheme to cover all...

05 Oct 2018

Responding to the announcement by NHS England of  an expanded mental health support scheme to cover all doctors working in the NHS in England, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists has called for the NHS...

FPM Board Election 2018 Results

03 Oct 2018

The Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to announce the results of the Board election held on 1 October 2018.  There were two seats open on the Faculty Board and four candidates stood for election. Candidate Votes Outcome Hughes, John 136...

RCoA invites applications for clinical lead for NAP7: perioperative...

03 Oct 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is inviting applications for a fixed term appointment to lead the National Audit Project 7 (NAP7). NAP7 will examine perioperative cardiac arrest in NHS and independent hospitals in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The successful...

Fitter Better Sooner – preparing for surgery information toolkit...

02 Oct 2018

  As part of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ (RCoA) commitment to championing perioperative medicine, the College has launched Fitter Better Sooner – a patient information toolkit aimed at advising patients on how to prepare for going in to hospital and encouraging them to...

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,...

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