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RCoA response to NHSE action to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened...

24 Jan 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by NHS England ‘Action to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened drinks on NHS premises’. The RCoA is aware of the impact that obesity has on NHS resources and the increased risk of complications for obese patients...

RCoA response to NHSE consultation on the draft MCP contract...

24 Jan 2017

RCoA response to NHS England's consultation on the draft multispecialty community provider (MCP) Contract Package for Engagement The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the above consultation offering support for a more integrated system delivering more effective...

EPM Lite Update in The Bulletin

19 Jan 2017

Dr Mike O'Connor, EPM (Essential Pain Management) Lite Lead, has provided an update on EPM Lite in the January 2017 edition of The Bulletin.  Read the article by clicking here. If you wish to learn more about EPM Lite you can also visit our webpage. 

Election to the RCoA Advisory Board for Scotland 2017 Results

16 Jan 2017

Voting for vacancies to the RCoA Board for Scotland closed on 12 January 2017 at 5.00 pm. Consultant Vacancy I am pleased to announce that Dr William McClymont of Ninewells Hospital in Dundee was elected and joins the board from March 2017. Many thanks to the three candidates...

Service pressures and the role of anaesthetists in training - joint...

12 Jan 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI) are aware that some anaesthetists in training have been asked to work outside of their usual scope of practice due to recent unprecedented demands on clinical...

2017 Annual General Meeting

04 Jan 2017

We are giving notice of the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, which will be held as follows: Thursday, 9 March 2017 at 10.50am Mermaid Conference and Events Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB As in recent years, this meeting...

NICE publishes standard on Transition from children’s to adults’...

23 Dec 2016

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a Quality Standard on Transition from children’s to adults’ services.   The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland support this quality...

Guidance for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services 2017 consultation

22 Dec 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has produced draft chapters of the Guidance for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services (GPAS) 2017 for consultation. The consultation is open from 22 December 2016 to 22 January 2017. The following chapters have been drafted using the College’s...

NHS consultant and trainee anaesthetist award winners announced

21 Dec 2016

The RCoA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 research awards run in partnership with the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN). These new awards, for members and fellows of the RCoA, recognise NHS clinicians (consultants and trainees) who have made outstanding...

'Diversion and Illicit Supply of Medicines' report from...

20 Dec 2016

The Faculty of Pain Medicine welcomes the report by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs on Diversion and Illicit Supply of Medicines.   The report, contributed to by the Faculty through consultation in 2014, includes reference to the Faculty and PHE online resource...

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