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RCoA responds to the Leslie Hamilton Review of gross negligence...

06 Jun 2019

In response to the Leslie Hamilton Independent Review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We welcome the report by the Independent Review and the focus on working towards a just...

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust anaesthetists rewarded for high...

30 May 2019

Anaesthetists at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) was presented at a ceremony on 30 May. ACSA is the College’s peer-...

First UK independent hospital to receive Anaesthesia Clinical...

22 May 2019

The anaesthetic team at Benenden Hospital Trust in Kent has today become the first within a UK independent hospital to be awarded the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). The ACSA accreditation is the RCoA...

RCoA and FICM respond to enFlow IV fluid warming device health alert

15 Mar 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine are closely monitoring the situation regarding Vyaire’s announcement on 13 March 2019 of their product recall of the enFlow® Fluid Warming System Disposable Cartridges. This follows the alert raised by the...

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RCoA responds to NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing...

20 Feb 2019

Responding to Health Education England’s publication of the report from the NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission, Dr Janice Fazackerley, Vice-President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “Staff wellbeing and patient safety are intertwined and it’s been...

Dedicated care before and after surgery offers patients a ‘...

12 Feb 2019

Exercise and nutritional support before an operation could reduce the time patients spend recovering in hospital after surgery, according to new report by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (the College). The report, A teachable moment: delivering perioperative medicine in...

Fatigue and its role in night surgery adverse events

08 Feb 2019

Responding to the publication of a paper in the British Journal of Anaesthesia that reports a higher incidence of adverse patient safety events during night-time surgery, Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research...

RCoA responds to HSIB report on Transfer of Critically Ill Adults

23 Jan 2019

Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research Board said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the publication of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s (HSIB) report on the Transfer of Critically Ill Adults...

Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines guidance

12 Dec 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the publication of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines guidance and is pleased both to support and endorse this document. Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the RCoA's Clinical Quality and...

Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services (GPAS) 2019...

03 Dec 2018

The College has updated three draft chapters of the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services (GPAS) 2019 using the College’s NICE-accredited development process. Consultation on these guidelines will be open from today until Friday 4 January 2019. We invite your...

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