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Statement on MTAS, 2 March 2007

02 Mar 2007

Since the start of the MTAS selection process the Royal College of Anaesthetists has encouraged trainers and applicants to make the College (and the deaneries) aware of the positive and negative aspects of the system. The College, its President, Council and Training Department...

Position statement on Anaesthesia Practitioners (February 2007)

01 Feb 2007

In September 2006 the College and Association of Anaesthetists published a supplement to its earlier joint statement on the Anaesthesia Practitioner (AP) project. Those statements confirmed both bodies’ support for the programme as it had been developed under the guidance of the...

Position statement on Anaesthesia Practioners (September 2006)

01 Sep 2006

Early in 2006, the College and Association of Anaesthetists issued a joint Interim Statement on the Anaesthesia Practitioner project. That statement confirmed both bodies’ support for the programme as it had been developed under the guidance of the Stakeholder’s Board. That...

Position statement on Anaesthesia Practioners (February 2006)

01 Feb 2006

We are aware that in recent weeks the support of both the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA) and the Association of Anaesthetists (AAGBI) for the Anaesthesia Practitioner (AP) project has been called into question on several occasions. We acknowledge that some of our...

Possibility of water overload with severe hyponatraemia developing...

01 Nov 2003

This statement was originally issued by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in November 2003. The Royal College of Anaesthetists has been asked by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to disseminate the following information: There is a possibility of...

Recording drugs given during anaesthesia

01 Oct 2003

The Chairman of a Trust Drug and Therapeutics Committee has recently asked the College whether prescription drugs given during an operation should all be recorded on the hospital drug prescription sheet, or if it is satisfactory to use the anaesthetic record alone. The request...

RCoA response to ‘Who Operates When II’

01 Sep 2003

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the 15th Annual Report of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) and endorses its key recommendations. The RCoA notes that the recommendations are reflected in those of other expert bodies of...

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