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NCEPOD study: case note reviewers required

10 May 2017

Case note reviewers are required for a new National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) study on the perioperative management of surgical patients with diabetes. The study is a retrospective review of patients admitted to hospital as an elective or...

‘Best Anaesthetic Team’ in the UK named

05 May 2017

The anaesthetic team at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board) was named Anaesthetic Team of the Year in the RCoA-sponsored 2017 BMJ Awards at a ceremony in London last night. The team, led by ODP Paul Harris, Dr Shakeel Moideen and...

Dean of the Faculty Discusses Opioid Painkillers with The Guardian

05 May 2017

Dr Barry Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine discussed prescriptions of opioid painkillers in an article in The Guardian today. You can read the article here. 

RCoA response to DH fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence...

05 May 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetist of Great Britain and Ireland have jointly responded to the consultation from the Department of Health on the issue of Introducing Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims. The...

RCoA & AAGBI launch #KnockItOut

03 May 2017

In support of #HammerItOut, a campaign by the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) to tackle bullying, harassment and undermining, the RCoA Trainee Committee and the AAGBI GAT (Group of Anaesthetists in Training) Committee today jointly launch #KnockItOut. The results...

RCoA response to Health Committee Report on Brexit and Health and...

28 Apr 2017

In response to the Health Committee Report on Brexit and Health and Social Care, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “Ongoing confusion and uncertainty caused by the failure to guarantee the status of overseas staff post-Brexit is putting the...

RCoA Manifesto: Our priorities for the next Government

27 Apr 2017

The RCoA has today published a manifesto document outlining the priorities we believe should be addressed by the next Government ahead of the general election on 8 June 2017. In our response to the Prime Minister’s decision to call an election, the RCoA responded by stating that...

Election offers the chance of a ‘New Deal’ for the NHS

19 Apr 2017

Responding to the Government’s announcement of a general election on 8 June 2017, Dr Liam Brennan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “As party manifestos are being written we are calling for a ‘New Deal’ for the NHS, through which all parts of the health and...

BMA and FPM guidance produced on analgesic prescribing and end of...

19 Apr 2017

The British Medical Association has released two guidance documents around the use of analgesics.  This followed a resolution passed at the BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting which highlighted the rising use of opioid analgesics for chronic non-cancer pain and called for the...

Joint professional guidance on the use of general anaesthesia in...

18 Apr 2017

Executive summary Studies on immature animals have demonstrated that general anaesthetic agents can induce changes in the central nervous system. Some of these studies have also suggested longer-term effects on learning and memory tests.  To date the results from both...

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