The College is delighted to announce that Macintosh Professorships have been awarded to Dr Andrew Conway Morris and Dr Thomas G Smith. Awards are made in recognition of outstanding contributions to the wider field of anaesthesia.
We are recruiting a Clinical Quality Advisor to advise and support our clinical quality workstreams, including representing the College in its work with stakeholders across different disciplines. The Clinical Quality Advisor is central to the successful running of the Clinical Quality team and will be supported by a number of dedicated and experienced College staff.
We are pleased that the government has agreed to enter talks with the BMA to seek a resolution to the dispute over junior doctors’ pay. Junior doctors are under a great deal of pressure arising from profound NHS workforce shortages and other factors causing a steady erosion of morale and wellbeing, including pay.
Following a sustained campaign from a number of organisations including the RCoA, the Government has announced welcome reforms to pension taxation.
The National Tracheostomy Safety Project (NTSP) has published a safety notification following a series of reported incidents involving Bivona Silicone tracheostomy tubes.
The GMC report on tackling disadvantage in medical education shows persistent inequalities in the progression of doctors in postgraduate medical training across the UK. In our response, our President and Chair of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee set out the action we are taking.
The 2023 round of the National Clinical Impact Awards round opens for applications on 3 March and will close on 28 April. The National Clinical Impact Awards, previously the National Clinical Excellence Awards, are prestigious awards, granted to some of the NHS’ most senior clinicians via an annual competition.
The first results from the 7th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (NAP7) represent a snapshot of UK anaesthetic/surgical care. They show rising age, rates of obesity and comorbidity in surgical patients requiring anaesthesia.
The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) and the Association of Anaesthetists are pleased to announce that we have been successful in our joint application to be a Core Participant in Module 3 of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry.