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Election to RCoA Council 2019: Nominations open

20 Jul 2018

Nominations for election to the Council of The Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open. Council comprises 24 seats, made up of: 20 consultant seats 2 SAS doctor seats and 2 trainee seats. The vacancies and timetable for 2019 are as follows: 2 consultant vacancies: Those...

RCoA responds to the Secretary of State's priorities for the...

20 Jul 2018

Responding to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s speech on his priorities for the NHS, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “We welcome the commitment by the new Secretary of State to his three early priorities – technology,...

Recommendations made for anaesthetic care during childbirth

17 Jul 2018

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has published a report into anaesthetic care as part of its national quality improvement programme into stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occur during childbirth. The Each Baby Counts report found...

RCoA welcomes funded commitment for critical care services in Wales

12 Jul 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, of a national programme to redesign critical care services in Wales, enabled by £15 million of recurrent funding. Ongoing concerns...

FPM Board Elections 2018

02 Jul 2018

Notice has been given that there are two vacancies on the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and that elections are to be held on 1st October 2018. For more information on the process for standing and voting please see the FPM Board Elections page here.

Lancashire NHS Trust’s anaesthetic team recognised for high quality...

26 Jun 2018

Anaesthetists at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to local patients. The Trust, which includes Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital, received the...

RCoA responds to NHS funding announcement

18 Jun 2018

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the NHS England budget will be increased by an average 3.4% over the next five years, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “The funding settlement comes with a well-meaning commitment...

Passing of Dr J Edmund Riding CBE

18 Jun 2018

It is with great sadness that the Royal College of Anaesthetists announces that Dr J Edmund Riding CBE, past dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists (1976–1979), has died. Dr Riding held the position of Editor of the British Journal of Anaesthesia for 10 years, between 1963 and...

Almost three quarters of anaesthetists in training subjected to...

16 Jun 2018

New research published today reveals almost three quarters of anaesthetic doctors in training who responded to a survey1, were not being paid correctly by their hospitals during the run up to the 2017-2018 winter period. With two months to go before anaesthetists in training...

Lifting of the Tier two visa cap is a victory for patient care,...

15 Jun 2018

Responding to the Home Office announcement that non-EU doctors and nurses are to be excluded from the government's Tier 2 visa cap, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), said: “As part of an evolving workforce strategy, the lifting of the Tier...

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