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Anaesthetic curriculum review

13 Jun 2019

Today the College Chair of the Anaesthetic Curriculum Review Group, Dr Nigel Penfold, updated delegates in attendance at the College Tutors meeting in Chester, about the latest developments in the review of the Anaesthetic Curriculum. The anaesthetic curriculum is being revised...

RCoA responds to proposals on restricting promotions and...

11 Jun 2019

Obese children are more likely to become obese adults, and obesity in adulthood increases an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease and a number of cancers. This leads to more complications and worse outcomes after surgery. As stated...

RCoA responds to the Leslie Hamilton Review of gross negligence...

06 Jun 2019

In response to the Leslie Hamilton Independent Review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We welcome the report by the Independent Review and the focus on working towards a just...

Lifelong Learning platform update

05 Jun 2019

The College would like to apologise to members who have been attempting to make use of the Lifelong Learning platform over the past few days. We acknowledge the platform has been slow to respond and we have been working closely with our supplier to rectify the issue....

RCoA responds to the Interim NHS People Plan

03 Jun 2019

In response to the publication of the Interim NHS People Plan, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “The Royal College of Anaesthetists welcomes the publication of the Interim NHS People Plan. It is encouraging to see a focus on cultural...

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust anaesthetists rewarded for high...

30 May 2019

Anaesthetists at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) have been recognised for providing the highest quality care to their patients. The prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) was presented at a ceremony on 30 May. ACSA is the College’s peer-...

FPM/RCoA Call to Action: Perioperative Opioid Management

30 May 2019

There is increasing public and professional concern regarding the increase in opioid prescriptions in the UK, which correlates closely with an increase in opioid-related deaths (1). The scale of the opioid crisis in the USA has gained much media attention in the UK. While the...

First UK independent hospital to receive Anaesthesia Clinical...

22 May 2019

The anaesthetic team at Benenden Hospital Trust in Kent has today become the first within a UK independent hospital to be awarded the prestigious Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). The ACSA accreditation is the RCoA...

Dr David Selwyn appointed as Director of the Centre for...

20 May 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr David Selwyn as the inaugural Director of the Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC). The CPOC is a cross-specialty centre dedicated to the promotion, advancement and development of perioperative...

The pioneering Centre for Perioperative Care launched to improve...

20 May 2019

The Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC) was launched on Monday 20 May by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, as a cross-specialty, national centre dedicated to the promotion, advancement and development of perioperative care. CPOC will facilitate and encourage cross-...

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