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RCoA and Association of Anaesthetists winter pressures statement

12 Dec 2018

The NHS faces increasing emergency pathway demands, and it is likely once again, that during the winter, doctors in training may be asked to work outside their conventional training placements. We have re-issued the guidance below and will continue to raise concerns with health...

Epsom & St Helier Hospitals’ anaesthetic team awarded for high...

12 Dec 2018

Anaesthetists at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) was presented at...

Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines guidance

12 Dec 2018

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the publication of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines guidance and is pleased both to support and endorse this document. Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the RCoA's Clinical Quality and...

One million interactions on the Lifelong Learning platform

11 Dec 2018

Since the August 2018 launch of the Lifelong Learning platform, over one million interactions with the platform have taken place. This milestone is the culmination of over two years of intense testing by various stakeholders, followed by a phased roll-out of the portal. The one...

RCoA welcomes the Future of Surgery Report

07 Dec 2018

Commenting on the ‘Future of Surgery’ report from the Royal College of Surgeons, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We welcomed the opportunity to input into this important report and it is pleasing to see it highlight the increasing...

Election to Council results 2019

04 Dec 2018

Voting for election to Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists closed on Monday 3 December at 12:00pm. The College can confirm the following candidates have been elected: Consultant vacancies: Felicity Plaat Mike Swart Trainee vacancy: Sarah Muldoon As in previous years...

Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services (GPAS) 2019...

03 Dec 2018

The College has updated three draft chapters of the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services (GPAS) 2019 using the College’s NICE-accredited development process. Consultation on these guidelines will be open from today until Friday 4 January 2019. We invite your...

GMC 2018 National Training Survey Report

30 Nov 2018

Commenting on the key findings from the GMC’s 2018 National Training Survey Report, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We’re delighted to see that approximately nine in 10 anaesthetists in training report the quality of their...

RCoA launches its first blog

28 Nov 2018

This week the College launched its first blog for which we are keen to take contributions from fellows, members and partners on issues and topics of relevance to the specialty and wider NHS. Blogs can be written by anyone with an affiliation to the College and/or anaesthesia, so...

FPM Briefing statement on the Management of Opioid Medication

27 Nov 2018

The Faculty have released a statement to health professionals on the management of opioid medications which sets out the issues and recommendations for action. To view the full statement please click here.

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