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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...

Final FRCA SOE exam changes

10 Sep 2018

Example questions now available A number of amendments to the Final FRCA Structured Oral Examination (SOE) will be introduced from December 2018. A full list of changes to be introduced are set out on the exam changes page. Furthermore, the Final examiners have released a full...

Snapshot study reveals record high in operations cancelled on day...

07 Sep 2018

Research led by the Health Services Research Centre at the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the University College London Surgical Outcomes Research Centre today reveals one in seven operations in UK hospitals are cancelled on the day of surgery. Published in the British...

NAP7 topic has been selected: perioperative cardiac arrest

03 Sep 2018

The RCoA is pleased to announce that the topic of the Seventh National Audit Project (NAP7) will be perioperative cardiac arrest. A panel comprised of senior clinicians from the RCoA, the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA), Health Services Research Centre (HSRC),...

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