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RCoA undertakes largest ever study of anaphylaxis in anaesthesia...

13 May 2018

Published today the 6th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (NAP6) is the largest ever prospective study of anaphylaxis1 related to anaesthesia and surgery. The study has taken three years and included identifying and investigating every case of life-...

First ever analysis of NIAA research grant activity published

18 Apr 2018

New data1 published today in the journal Anaesthesia, comprising the first systematic analysis of UK anaesthetic research grant activity by the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA), highlights that whilst the organisation facilitated the award of £4.2 million of...

BJA Education: Editorial board membership vacancies

16 Apr 2018

The British Journal of Anaesthesia is inviting applications for membership of the editorial board of BJA Education to commence in summer 2018. The appointment will be for a five year term in the first instance, renewable for a further five years subject to performance. To be...

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GIRFT Cardiothoracic Surgery Report: RCoA response

11 Apr 2018

Responding to the launch of the GIRFT Cardiothoracic Surgery Report, Dr Chris Snowden, joint clinical lead for the Anaesthetic and Perioperative Medicine GIRFT programme, said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased that the GIRFT Cardiothoracic Surgery Report highlights...

RCoA responds to NCEPOD report on cerebral palsy

08 Mar 2018

Responding to the launch of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death’s Each and Every Need report on management of cerebral palsy in people aged 0-25, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “This report presents positive...

Launch of National Guidelines for Tracheal Intubation & Airway...

06 Feb 2018

The Difficult Airway Society in collaboration with the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Intensive Care Society and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, has published new national guidance on the insertion of life-saving breathing tubes (intubation) and managing the airway...

Revised Never Events policy and framework

24 Jan 2018

The revised Never Events policy and framework and updated Never Events list was published by NHS England last week. There are three new Never Events, all of which are relevant to anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine: Unintentional connection of a patient requiring...

RCoA's statement in support of AoMRC winter pressures statement

15 Jan 2018

Responding to a statement from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on winter pressures, Professor Ravi Mahajan, Vice-President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “We support the Academy in its calls for an honest debate about the money, the workforce and the...

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges issues guidance on winter...

08 Dec 2017

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has today issued guidance to clinicians and hospital managers on coping with the additional pressures on the healthcare system caused by winter. The guidance provides practical examples of how to deal with the expected increase in admissions...

Winter Pressures: Guidance for anaesthetists asked to work outside...

01 Dec 2017

During last winter some anaesthetists in training were asked to work outside of their usual scope of practice due to unprecedented demands on clinical services. We communicated our concerns to Health Education England and issued the guidance below. As winter approaches again,...

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