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New guidance on care for people with of out-of-hospital cardiac...

06 Mar 2017

The RCoA welcomes new guidance on the care of people with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England. While there are nearly 30,000 out-of-hospital resuscitations attempted each year in England, survival rates in England are poorer than other similar jurisdictions. This...

Clinical Excellence Awards 2017

06 Mar 2017

The 2017 Clinical Excellence Award round opened on 28 February 2017 and will close on Tuesday 25 April 2017. Consultants in England and Wales applying for a new award and/or applying for a renewal are advised to refer to guidance issued by the RCoA. Those seeking support for...

Almost all patients satisfied with their anaesthetic care

03 Mar 2017

New research1 released by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) has discovered that almost all UK patients were very satisfied with the care they received from anaesthetists. The HSRC SNAP-1 study2, carried out by the RCoA funded Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) and...

SAS doctor development

23 Feb 2017

The RCoA welcomes guidance on the development of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors in the NHS in England. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The British Medical Association, Health Education England and NHS Employers have worked together to produce this...

BMJ Awards 2017: RCoA congratulates finalists

17 Feb 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists congratulates the following anaesthetic departments for being shortlisted for the Anaesthesia Team of the Year category in the 2017 BMJ Awards. West Suffolk Hospital Anaesthetic Department - perioperative medicine (POM) drives quality...

Annual General Meeting 2017

16 Feb 2017

The Annual General Meeting will be held at The Mermaid Conference Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB on Thursday 9 March 2017 at 10.50 am. The Agenda and Minutes are available by clicking here.    

GIRFT-news

RCoA/GIRFT vacancy: Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia and Perioperative...

16 Feb 2017

The RCoA, in partnership with Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), is inviting applications for the role of Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. The role will oversee the creation of a national review of perioperative data across England using the GIRFT...

RCoA morale and welfare survey

16 Feb 2017

The findings from the RCoA’s morale and welfare survey of anaesthetists in training featured in Saturday’s (11 Feb) Guardian, Sunday’s print version of the Observer (12 Feb) and the digital edition of the Independent. The survey explored a number of themes, including trainee...

Anaesthetists at the heart of assessing patients’ fitness for...

07 Feb 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is pleased to support the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Action on Smoking and Health and the Faculty of Public Health on encouraging patients to stop or reduce smoking ahead of surgery in order to improve survival rates and...

The Faculty Comments on the Recent Meta-Analysis on NSAIDS

03 Feb 2017

The recent meta-analysis[1] widely reported today[2,3] suggests that Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as with Paracetamol reviewed before, have a limited benefit that may not be clinically significant for spinal pain.  Given the recent NICE guidelines supporting...

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