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SAS doctor development

23 Feb 2017

The RCoA welcomes guidance on the development of specialty and associate specialist (SAS) doctors in the NHS in England. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The British Medical Association, Health Education England and NHS Employers have worked together to produce this...

BMJ Awards 2017: RCoA congratulates finalists

17 Feb 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists congratulates the following anaesthetic departments for being shortlisted for the Anaesthesia Team of the Year category in the 2017 BMJ Awards. West Suffolk Hospital Anaesthetic Department - perioperative medicine (POM) drives quality...

Annual General Meeting 2017

16 Feb 2017

The Annual General Meeting will be held at The Mermaid Conference Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB on Thursday 9 March 2017 at 10.50 am. The Agenda and Minutes are available by clicking here.    

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RCoA/GIRFT vacancy: Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia and Perioperative...

16 Feb 2017

The RCoA, in partnership with Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), is inviting applications for the role of Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. The role will oversee the creation of a national review of perioperative data across England using the GIRFT...

RCoA morale and welfare survey

16 Feb 2017

The findings from the RCoA’s morale and welfare survey of anaesthetists in training featured in Saturday’s (11 Feb) Guardian, Sunday’s print version of the Observer (12 Feb) and the digital edition of the Independent. The survey explored a number of themes, including trainee...

Anaesthetists at the heart of assessing patients’ fitness for...

07 Feb 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is pleased to support the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Action on Smoking and Health and the Faculty of Public Health on encouraging patients to stop or reduce smoking ahead of surgery in order to improve survival rates and...

The Faculty Comments on the Recent Meta-Analysis on NSAIDS

03 Feb 2017

The recent meta-analysis[1] widely reported today[2,3] suggests that Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as with Paracetamol reviewed before, have a limited benefit that may not be clinically significant for spinal pain.  Given the recent NICE guidelines supporting...

RCoA response to NHSE action to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened...

24 Jan 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by NHS England ‘Action to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened drinks on NHS premises’. The RCoA is aware of the impact that obesity has on NHS resources and the increased risk of complications for obese patients...

RCoA response to NHSE consultation on the draft MCP contract...

24 Jan 2017

RCoA response to NHS England's consultation on the draft multispecialty community provider (MCP) Contract Package for Engagement The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the above consultation offering support for a more integrated system delivering more effective...

EPM Lite Update in The Bulletin

19 Jan 2017

Dr Mike O'Connor, EPM (Essential Pain Management) Lite Lead, has provided an update on EPM Lite in the January 2017 edition of The Bulletin.  Read the article by clicking here. If you wish to learn more about EPM Lite you can also visit our webpage. 

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