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Election to the RCoA Welsh Board 2018: Nominations

08 Dec 2017

Nominations for election to the Welsh Board of the Royal College of Anaesthetists are now open. The vacancies and timetable are set out below. Prospective candidates can read about the board’s work and objectives here and are invited to discuss the expected contribution, time...

RCoA response to GMC’s Medical Licensing Assessment

15 Dec 2017

Responding to the General Medical Council (GMC)’s approval of a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA), Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the GMC's proposals to proceed with the introduction of the...

RCoA response to HEE workforce strategy

14 Dec 2017

Responding to the publication of Health Education England’s (HEE’s) draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, said: “For the first time in a quarter of a century we have a draft workforce...

Joint initiative launched to address the impact of fatigue on...

13 Dec 2017

Following the tragic death of an anaesthetic trainee who fell asleep while driving home after a hospital night shift, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (...

Cultural change in NHS needed to address low morale across NHS...

12 Dec 2017

Cultural changes are needed across the NHS to effectively address issues of poor welfare and morale among doctors in training for all specialties, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) today warns. In a report released today by the RCoA, anaesthetists in training are shown...

Consultation into regulation of MAPs - RCoA response

08 Dec 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is pleased that the Department of Health has taken the decision to consult on the regulation of Medical Associate Professions (MAPs) in the UK. The College’s consultation submission can be found here. The RCoA is fully committed to...

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...

Election to Council Results 2018

05 Dec 2017

Voting for election to Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists closed on Monday 4 December at 5:00pm. The College can confirm the following candidates have been elected: Consultant vacancies: Dr Claire Mallinson Dr Sarah Ramsay Dr Helgi Johannsson Dr Claire Shannon Dr...

Joint RCoA and AAGBI statement on winter service pressures

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,...

RCoA response to GMC report on medical training

28 Nov 2017

Responding to the publication of the General Medical Council’s Training Environments report, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “This report presents a picture of an under-resourced system relying on doctors in the early stages of their career...

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