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The Royal College of Anaesthetists is pleased to resume three awards in conjunction with the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). The awards are designed to recognise NHS clinicians (consultants and anaesthetists in training) who are making outstanding contributions to clinical research, particularly in relation to NIHR CRN portfolio research studies. These awards will open for applications on 30th June 2022 and close at 23.59 on 26th September 2022.
The RCoA has released the following statement following the news that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned the Roe vs Wade decision.
RCoA welcomes the announcement by the BMA SAS Committee that there will be no cut-off date for anaesthetists on existing SAS contracts to request migration onto the new 2021 contract.
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has announced three days of rail strikes on 21, 23 and 25 June 2022, also warning the strike will affect the national network across the whole week.
The Association of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine have been informed by NHS England of an impending disruption to the supply of all ampoule sizes of remifentanil.
Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust (Wythenshawe) have been accredited under the prestigious RCoA Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) demonstrating their commitment to patient safety and excellence of care.
Professor Mike Grocott has been re-appointed as a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator. Professor Grocott was one of 25 renewals and will be joined by 30 new appointments. He is the only anaesthetists who is on the list this year and one of only four who have ever been appointed.
NHSEI has published a national infection prevention and control manual for England. Although there were some conflicts with a simultaneously published update of established IPC guidance, this latter document has been withdrawn such that the IPC Manual remains the definitive, national guidance on IPC.